Items tagged with checkm8

Over the weekend, news spread of an unpatchable "checkm8" exploit that could allow millions of iPhone users to quickly and easily jailbreak their handsets. Lest there was any doubt it works, the hacker who developed the exploit posted a video on Twitter showing checkm8 in action on an iPhone X running iOS 13.1.1. The bad news for Apple is the nature of this exploit makes patching it away impossible. That's because checkm8 works its magic in the iOS bootrom, which itself resides in read-only memory inside a chip in affected iPhone models. Any jailbreaks that leverage the iOS bootrom can't be mitigated with a software patch. HACKED! Verbose booting iPhone X looks pretty cool. Starting in DFU Mode,... Read more...
Back in the early days of the iPhone, jailbreaking was an incredibly common practice for enthusiasts. With an iOS jailbreak and third-party app stores like Cydia, iPhone users were able to add software features and apps to their devices that Apple had yet to provide (sometimes years prior). Two things happened to shrink the jailbreak community over the years: 1) Apple became more adept at patching up security holes in a timely fashion and even began employing hackers to improve its defenses and 2) Apple has added tons of functionality to iOS that made jailbreaking not worth the time or added security risk. For those that are still adamant about jailbreaking, there is some... Read more...