Pangu hackers are back, they realized the iOS 12 Jailbreak
28.9.2018 securityaffairs Apple
The popular Chinese hacking team Pangu has devised the iOS 12 Jailbreak running on the latest iPhone XS. Users wait for further details.
Here we go again to speak about the notorious Chinese hacking team Pangu, the group is time popular for his ability to jailbreak Apple devices. This time the experts presented a jailbreak for iOS 12 running on the latest iPhone XS.
The last jailbreak for Apple iOS devised by the Pangu team was released in October 2015, when the expert published the untethered jailbreak tool for iOS 9.
iOS jailbreak allows to remove hardware restrictions implemented by the Apple’s operating system, Jailbreaking gives users root access to the iOS file system and manager, this allows them to download and install applications and themes from third-party stores.
Jailbreaking mobile devices expose them to a wild range of threats, including malware such as KeyRaider and YiSpector.
Below the Tweet shared by the researcher Min(Spark) Zheng on a Tweet that shows the successfully jailbreak on Apple iPhone XS with A12 Bionic chip announced by one of the Pangu researchers.
The experts pointed out that the iOS 12 jailbreak bypass a functional PAC (Pointer authentication codes) mitigation implemented in the new Apple’s A12 Bionic chip.
iOS 12 Jailbreak on iPhone XS by @PanguTeam ! Bypass PAC mitigation on the new A12 chip. That's amazing!!!👏👏👏
12:55 PM - Sep 27, 2018
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Experts believe the same jailbreak should work also on iPhone XS Max because of the hardware similarities.
iOS 12 Jailbreak
The Pangu group still haven’t announced the jailbreak, but many users hope the team will release the iOS 12 jailbreak to the public.