Many months ago, we were given a jailbreak for iOS 9.1 from Team Pangu. Since then, Apple has released a number of updates that bring us to iOS 9.3.3 with iOS 10 now in beta and, until today, we have heard absolutely nothing from Pangu. We have, however, heard from other developers, showing off jailbreaks that will never be released to the public for one reason or another , more details in the links below.
Image : Pangu Team showcase cydia iOS 10 in MOSEC
Today, in Shanghai, the Mobile Security Conference [ MOSEC ] took place, with Pangu as one of the co-hosts beside a group of South Korean hackers called PoC. Pangu gave a long presentation, talking about Pangu 9 internals and then announced that they had a working jailbreak for iOS 10 beta 1. This came as a bit of a surprise to everyone, given that the news coming from developers is that Apple has made iOS 10 incredibly difficult to jailbreak. Although Pangu did back this up, saying that security had been tightened up, they had found a number of important vulnerabilities that could be used for Cydia iOS 10.
Image : Cydia iOS 10
These images show Cydia working on iOS 10 and also show Cydia as one of the frequently used apps in the Siri App Suggestions. It’s also clear that much work has been done on Cydia iOS 10 on this particular device before the demonstration at MOSEC. However, although these vulnerabilities exist, we are only on the first of many iOS 10 download [ext link] and there is no telling what Apple will patch up in the coming months or if they will leave the vulnerabilities until after Pangu release a public jailbreak. Apple does tend to get a few of their ideas from jailbreaks and it wouldn’t be unexpected if they deliberately left an exploit that could be used by Pangu later on.
Image : Pangu Team showing Cydia iOS 10 running on iOS 10 beta 1
Something else that came out today was a live Tweet from PoC group, saying that Pangu had given a presentation on some privacy problems in iOS 9.3.2 and then followed this up with an announcement about an imminent release of a jailbreak that would support Cydia iOS 9.3.2. However, we won’t take this as gospel at this stage because we have no way of knowing how credible the source is.
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