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HITB Panel Discussion Addresses iOS 6 Jailbreak Progress

HITB Panel Discussion Addresses iOS 6 Jailbreak Progress

December 2, 2012
One month or so ago, @pod2g, @MuscleNerd and more discussed the iOS 6 jailbreak at a Hack In The Box (HITB) panel discussion, which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Though excerpts from the talk have been posted online, a full length four-hour video has now appeared. Out of this the HITB panel on iOS security has been excerpted (which is almost one hour long), and included in this talk are some interesting comments regarding the status of the iOS 6 jailbreak. Below, we've embedded the full video. As iDownload notes, however, here are the major points made:
  • MuscleNerd says that baseband hacking and software unlocks are virtually irrelevant nowadays because it’s gotten so easy for third-party vendors to add IMEI’s to Apple’s unlocked device database.
  • Mark Dowd, security expert, says Apple has practically overhauled security in iOS 6, making it significantly harder to write kernel exploits for it compared to previous versions of the software.
  • pod2g has been pretty busy with his day job, but has started looking at the iOS 6 jailbreak. He’s working on finding a userland patch, trying to find a vulnerability to trigger the code execution.
Hopefully, it shouldn't be long until an iOS 6 jailbreak solution is developed. These guys are working towards discovering such an exploit, but as usual, new jailbreaks take time to find, test and develop. As always, we'll keep you posted. The aforementioned video has been embedded below.

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Source: iDownloadBlog

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