The jailbreak released today, dubbed “checkra1n,” will let users install whatever they like on the iPhone, with none of Apple’s normal restrictions getting in the way.
More than a dozen iOS apps infected with clicker Trojan malware and distributed via the Apple App Store were found to perform ad fraud-related tasks in the background, using the command and control servers of a similar Android ad fraud campaign.
The iOS vulnerability that made it possible for users and hackers to jailbreak fully up-to-date iPhones and iPads is no more, following an update Apple released on Monday that patches the highly unusual bug.
The security flaw lets a malicious hacker take over almost any iPhone or iPad and the vulnerability was already used to jailbreak iPhones in minutes.
A serious Apple iOS bug has been discovered that allows FaceTime users to access the microphone and front facing camera of who they are calling even if the person does not answer the call.