Apple puts a stop to the evad3rs
The beta 2 version of iOS 6.1.3, released for developer testing by Apple last week patches one of five bugs that the recently released Evasi0n jailbreak exploits, Forbes reports.
“Evad3rs” team member David Wang (@planetbeing) confirms that the upcoming version of iOS will no longer allow the Evasi0n jailbreak to allow access to the root file system of your iOS device.
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.
After much anticipation, the Evasi0n jailbreaking tool was released over three weeks ago and met with a staggering seven million installs in its first four days of avaliablity.
The huge influx of traffic to Cydia’s servers caused well documented outages in service, not allowing some users to redeem purchased packages or even access the application altogether.
Apple pushed out iOS 6.1.2 six days ago, which notably did not include a fix for the bugs Evasi0n exploits.
The californian tech giant have recently come under fire for two seperate bugs that allowed users to bypass the passcode lock screen by exploiting a glitch in the iPhone’s emergency call feature.
iOS 6.1.3 is set to fix the passcode bug as well as improve Japanese mapping.