(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – The jailbreak of Apple’s iOS 7.1.1 could mean that jail breakers will have a harder time finding ways around the upcoming iOS 8 due to recent patches.
In late June a group of hackers released a jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 called Pangu. iOS researcher Stefan Esser claimed that Pangu’s enterprise certificate from Apple and jailbreak methods were stolen, reports CultOfMac.
“They are just thieves,” wrote Esser via Twitter, adding that the jailbreakers “collected several hundred thousands of US dollars from a chinese company to bundle their app store.”
According to Esser, the techniques used in the Pangu jailbreak were his ideas, which he disclosed only to certain people in a “research setting.”
“The Pangu jailbreak does not only use info leak bug but several from my training,” he added. “And there is basically my code linked directly to it.”
As for a iOS 8 jailbreak, the Evad3rs jailbreaking team is said to be in the process of developing an untethered jailbreak of the upcoming OS, which will be released closely after the launch of the new operating system.