News tagged ‘hack’
Recently the source code for the iBoot bootloader has leaked on GitHub. Hackers may use such kind of information to find the vulnerabilities in iOS.
There are some restrictions in using both Face ID and Touch ID: while fingerprint scanner can mistake when your fingers are wet or you wear gloves, Face ID probably won’t work if you wear a ski mask. Tom’s Guide tested both authentication methods to define which one is faster.
Having released several betas of iOS 11.1, Apple has released the first major update to iOS 11. It can be installed on following devices: iPhone 5S or later, iPad mini 2 or later, iPad Air or later, and 6th-generation iPod touch. To install the update, go to Settings — General — Software Update.
iPad 3 was released in 2012 and it was the first Apple tablet with Retina Display. Apple will declare the third-generation iPad, formally called “the new iPad” obsolete at the end of October.
Apple has recently released iOS 10.3.3 and macOS 10.12.6. These updates are supposed to be final ones before the new versions come out.
KeenLab researchers have recently jailbroken both iOS 11 beta and iOS 10.3.2. The images proving this fact were shown at the MOSEC security conference and shared by the Alibaba security engineer. Apple hasn’t patched all the vulnerabilities that can be used to hack iPhones and iPads.
German hackers from Chaos Computer Club tricked the iris scanner on the Galaxy S8. They managed to unlock the phone with the help of a printed photo and a contact lens, which means almost anyone can bypass Samsung’s security system and get access to the phone and sensitive data stored on it.
Elias Limneos has recently shared a video showing his iPhone detecting several NFC devices. In the future the developer will release a jailbreak tweak that will add this feature to any compatible iPhone.
Security researcher Adam Donenfeld will soon release a kernel exploit for iOS 10.3.1. The information about firmware vulnerabilities may be used to create the jailbreak of this iOS version. The researcher says he won’t release a tool for jailbreak himself, but may help those who decide to do this.
As it turns out, the Federal Bureau of Investigation paid over $900,000 to obtain tools required to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. The information comes from a senator Dianne Feinstein, so we can believe it for sure. The details were shared during an oversight hearing where the senator was questioning FBI director James Comey, The Associated Press
The Pangu team has demonstrated the jailbreak of iOS 10.3.1. This happened during the Janus Mobile Security & Threat Intelligence Platform Release Event that took place in China. According to the images shared on Weibo, the developers managed to hack the iPhone 7 running iOS 10.3.1 and launch Cydia on the device.
Apple has stopped signing iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3, which means restores and downgrades to these versions are no longer possible. Be careful if you want to stay on one of these firmware builds. If you update your device accidentally, you won’t be able to restore it to anything apart from iOS 10.3.1 or iOS 10.3.2 beta if you’re a developer or public beta tester.
Apple has released iOS 10.3.1 that supports the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and other older 32-bit devices. iOS 10.3 that was released to public last week and iOS 10.3.2 beta seeded to developers a couple of days ago both do not support 32-bit devices.
Yesterday, a group of hackers demanded that Apple should pay them $75,000. They claimed they had access to more than 600 million icloud.com, me.com, and mac.com accounts and promised to delete these accounts unless the company pays them until April 7. Today, Apple commented on the issue, saying there were no Apple ID or iCloud breaches. Apple also suggested that the hackers may have obtained the account details leaked by third-party services.
A developer nicknamed 0xnever has announced on Twitter that he will soon release an untethered jailbreak of iOS 10.3, which is currently being tested by developers and public testers. According to the hacker, his tool will turn the semi-tethered Yalu jailbreak into a fully untethered with just one tap. Looks like there are many vulnerabilities in the latest iOS version that can be used to hack it.