iOS 6.1.3 beta fixes lock screen vulnerability, breaks evasi0n jailbreak

iOS 6.1.3 beta fixes lock screen vulnerability, breaks evasi0n jailbreak

evad3rs iconApple has seeded iOS 6.1.3 beta to developers. It includes fixes for the lock screen vulnerability and also patches the exploit that the evasi0n jailbreak uses.

It was only a matter of time until Apple patched the most current jailbreak from the evasi0n team. David Wang, a member of the evad3rs team, has confirmed to Forbes that the iOS 6.1.3 beta will break the evasi0n jailbreak. Here’s what Forbes’ Andy Greenberg had to say:

“Wang tells me that he’s analyzed the 6.1.3 beta 2 update and found that it patches at least one of the five bugs the jailbreak exploits, namely a flaw in the operating system’s time zone settings. The beta update likely signals the end of using evasi0n to hack new or updated devices after the update is released to users, says Wang, who says he’s still testing the patch to see which other vulnerabilities exploited by the jailbreak might no longer exist in the new operating system.”

Jailbreaking has always been a game of cat-and-mouse. Apple inevitably patches jailbreak exploits and jailbreak teams inevitably find new ones. Wang predicts that finding a completely new exploit will take as long as another month, if not longer.

If you want to keep your iOS 6.1 device jailbroken, it’s recommended that you refrain from upgrading until a new jailbreak is found. But be aware that your device will continue to have the lock screen vulnerability if you don’t upgrade to iOS 6.1.3.

Source: Forbes

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