Rumors: sold Pangu jailbreak for iOS 10.3.1 Apple for $1.25 million
03.05.2017 0 Comments
IPhone users eagerly waiting for the jailbreak for iOS 10.3.1 from Pangu, which the team demonstrated at the event, Janus Mobile Security Conference in Shanghai. The announcement of a software tool has caused a lot of rumors about the timing of the release of the utility.
In one of the last messages on Twitter mentioned that Pangu managed to bypass the security Kernel Patch Protection (KPP) on the iPhone 7. Then came a tweet from user @qwerty860320, according to which Chinese developers cooperate with the piracy store PP Assistant and plan to release iOS 10.3-10.3.1 next week. The utility needs to support 64-bit devices.
Later, however, the name of the account who posted the message was changed, and the record is deleted. As a result, the page itself, and the information seems very doubtful.
Later, another source at Weibo announced that the jailbreak tool for iOS 10.3.1 will be released under the name “Janus” (the same name wore the conference on security) after Apple release iOS 10.3.2. It was noted that users shouldn’t update to iOS 10.3.1 in case if the information turns out to be fake.
And now in the Chinese forum there was a message that sold Pangu jailbreak for 10.3.1 Apple for $1.25 million, the Source pointed out that the developers decided to focus on network security instead of developing exploits. This information indirectly confirms a new status on the site Weibo, according to which Pangu is now “a Research team on security of mobile Internet”.
If the information is about selling vulnerabilities Apple is true, then it raises the question of the amount allegedly paid hackers. In the framework of vulnerability Bug Bounty company promises to pay no more than $200 000 for found security flaws. Perhaps Apple paid more, since the discovered vulnerabilities are critical.
The inscription on the slide of hackers: “the Pangu jailbreak does not equal”
It should be noted that in the event Janus Mobile Security Conference Chinese developers said that “the Pangu jailbreak does not equal” (see photo article). This means that hackers could really change the activity profile and switch to the study of mobile security.
So now there is no reliable evidence that Pangu is preparing for jailbreak iOS 10.3 and 10.3.1. It is possible that the hackers have really decided to move away from this area, selling the discovered vulnerabilities to Apple.