While it’s only been two weeks since the new iPhone 7 dropped, someone has already managed to circumvent its defenses.
Teenage hacker Luca Todesco, better known under the alias of qwertyoruiopz, has figured out how to jailbreak the iPhone 7 running iOS 10 – and he claims it took him less than 24 hours to bypass.
Although Todesco bragged about his achievement on Twitter and YouTube, he says he has no immediate plans to release the details of the exploit he used – not until Apple has released a patch at least.
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— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) September 21, 2016
Speaking to Motherboard, Todesco said the iPhone 7 wasn’t easy to crack. He further added he’s considering submitting the vulnerabilities to Apple’s bug bounty program, but is yet to make a final decision.
They definitely made my life harder. The iPhone 7 is a step in the right direction. Obviously it’s not 100 percent secure – like nothing else is. – He said
As is often the case with these things, Apple will probably catch up with Todesco’s exploit and patch the holes he used to jailbreak the device. Still, as the crafty hacker says, “they can raise the effort required, but there will always be someone willing to invest enough time to do it.”
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