October 17, 2021
Apple Patches iOS 13.5 Jailbreak Vulnerability

Apple Applies a Patch to the Most Recent iOS Jailbreak Flaw — Just Days after its Discovery

Apple has fixed a flaw in iOS 13.5 that could be exploited to jailbreak devices, only days after it was first discovered and made public…

Tech giant Apple didn’t wait around to let its devices go out into the wild with impunity. The company has patched a security vulnerability that allowed hackers to create a jailbreak tool to get deep access to the software in the iPhone. This fixes a flaw found by the unc0ver team, the entity which released the jailbreak just last week.

Apple Patches iOS 13.5 Jailbreak Vulnerability

Now, the exploit that previously worked on iOS 13.5.1 is no longer available. And, Apple isn’t releasing details about the workaround or its fix. However, this is common practice as the company routinely applies quick solutions to such scenarios over fears that these kinds of vulnerabilities could be abused by malicious hackers.

For those not familiar with the term, jailbreaking refers to the process of being able to free a phone from its original operating system and/or to free it from its original wireless carrier. But doing so opens devices up to all kinds of security and performance issues.

William Boleys

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