Something like a kind of public howl from a prominent jailbreak team has about to happen. Lead to speculation has gone into the Inernet web. A relatively well-known member of the most popular Pangu jailbreak team responsible for the Pangu 9 untethered solution, named Windknown – has posted an in-depth technical article over on the official Pangu blog explaining the security vulknerabilities and fixes in iOS 9.2 and iOS 9.2.1. Jailbreak? It’s extremely technical and completely, but definitely worth a read of those outcry with an interest in iOS security.
The awfully short version of the report describes that those individuals don’t care about having a jailbreak on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. And utterly beneficial to upgrade that hardware to iOS 9.2.1 for security peace to concern. Windknown takes the chance to divulge and express his technical epertise and capabilities by talking about multiple kernal vulnerablities that had earlirt been reported to Apple by members of the Google Project Zero team.
However, the majority of the writing will be wholesomely overly technical, but for most of us there is a specific section to take it. Via Google Translate:
It is noteworthy that this loophole in iOS sand box trigger, and therefore in the APP can directly attack the kernel, the kernel code is executed to obtain permission. We recommend that users upgrade to the latest version as soon as possible, and to avoid the installation of unknown origin APP.
Although it comes across as a little broken in translation from Chinese, but the essential part of it si that iOS 9.2.1 purely contains a number of important security fixes that would prevent the execusion of malicious code on the device.
The post behind the scenes will likely result in increased speculation about the potential of an upcoming iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak. Rather than take it for exactly what actually it seems to be – a more technically written one on the improvements made within iOS 9.2.1 and the vulnerabilities of its predecessor – certain users will attempt to look deeper into this particular and try to register if it means an untethered solution of iOS 9.2.1 is on the horizon. Be confident about the post that indeed explains nothing more than an educational purpose intended only to offer some primary security advices.
Up now you should do right away: If you really care about jailbreaking, it’s best play is seit tight on iOS 9.2 and wait for any team to release a jailbreak for it. We already witnessed Luca Tedesco’s demonstartion of a jailbreak for iOS 9.3 and iOS 9.2.1, and also recommends doing the same. For those who decided to stay on iOS 9.2, make sure stay away from any non-Apple Store apps as these apps have the potential of comprising the security of devices running iOS 9.2 and below. If jailbreaking your iOS device is not in your agenda, then update to iOS 9.2.1 as soon as possible for security reasons.
(source: Pangu [Google Translate])
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