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Apple: the latest version of iOS already unlocked

The last iOS update rolled out last week, brings the API of the tracing of the patients for the coronavirus developed jointly by Apple and Google, and simplifies the unlocking of his phone when one wears a mask. It also brings several security fixes. But not enough to prevent a team of hackers to achieve to jailbreak the operating system of the iPhone and Ipad, in its version 13.5 - the most recent - and in all those published since 2017.

The team Unc0ver, who designs the jailbreak tool of the same name, has used it for a rift zero day, that is to say, unknown by Apple. Unc0ver 5.0 will work so as long as Apple will find and patch this vulnerability.

Unlock iOS allows owners of iphones and Ipads to bypass restrictions put in place by Apple. They can install applications not approved by the manufacturer, known for the control it operates on its ecosystem of hardware and software. The jailbreak also allows you to modify the interface of iOS beyond the options offered by Apple.

The jailbreak less and less useful

But the rooted android devices suffer notoriously shorter battery life and are more vulnerable to intrusion. When asked by Wired, the team Unc0ver says that their tool does not present any of the drawbacks.

the use of The jailbreak is, however, become less attractive in recent years. In fact, Apple has multiplied the possibilities to customize the interface of iOS, and it is now possible to install applications that are not listed on the AppStore without unclamping his camera. In addition, several popular applications, such as Fortnite and Snapchat will refuse to run on devices jailbroken, which discourages even more the use of such a manipulation.

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