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Apple accidentally unpatched a vulnerability it had already fixed, making current versions of iOS vulnerable to hackers.

August 20, 2019

By: mirabiliscorp

A public Jailbreak for iPhones in was released by a hacker, it is an exceptional event because it is the first in years. According to Motherboard, that first reported the news, Apple accidentally unpatched a flaw it had already fixed allowing the hacker to exploit it.

The jailbreak works with the latest version of the iOS mobile operating system, Google Project Zero expert Ned Williamson confirmed that the jailbreak works on his iPhone.

During the weekend, experts discovered that the latest iOS version (12.4) released in June has reintroduced a security flaw found by a Google Project Zero white hat hacker that was previouslyfixed in iOS 12.3.

The flaw potentially exposes iPhone devices running current and older iOS versions (any 11.x and 12.x below 12.3) to the risk of a hack until the 12.4.1will be released.

The popular researcher Pwn20wnd, who already developed iPhone jailbreaks in the past, today has published a jailbreak for iOS 12.4. Some users claim the jailbreak works on their iPhones.

This is a very unusual situation because hackers that have developed a working exploit for iPhone prefers to sell it to zero-day broker firm like Zerodium that pay them up 2 million of dollars.

More: https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/90099/hacking/iphone-jailbreak-released.html

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