Apple finally does not know where to turn now. With weak financial numbers and sales pulled down at all levels, the firm is also facing an unprecedented wave of discovery of security vulnerabilities. In the best of cases, they are used in a jailbreak, and in the worst case, they are used to hack iCloud accounts. iOS 9.3.4 was officially launched two days ago, and yesterday this minor update saw its first jailbreak unveiled.
It’s the Italian hacker Luca Todesco, known by the pseudo qwertyoruiop, which is behind the iOS 9.3.4 jailbreak. The latter achieved his feat on an iPhone 6S (identifying 8.1) under iOS 9.3.4 and even offered a photo yesterday illustrating version 1.1.26 of Cydia open, proof of the success of its seal.
If Apple has announced that it has closed a major security flaw in iOS 9.3.4, the success of this jailbreak confirms that some of them still exist. In addition, the interest of the announcement of Luca lies in the fact that vulnerabilities are still present on iOS, and that the jailbreak is therefore far from dead despite the blocking of the seal of PanGu with the release of iOS 9.3 .4. The festivities stop there, since the hacker did not deliver any information as to the exploit used, nor even the method followed. However, the latter recalls that its iOS 9.3.4 jailbreak is of the untethered type, which means that restarting the iPhone can be done without problems.
Luca Todesco is famous for having already jailbroken a number of versions of iOS, but is sadly recognized as one who never shares anything about the methods and exploits used. It is therefore clear that it is not tomorrow that we will see an iOS 9.3.4 jailbreak, unless of course, to have very specific relations with the Italian… There is little chance that PanGu or TaiG examines the flaws exploited by Luca, especially since the concerned did not specify their number or their location within iOS 9.3.4.