Viral Video” for iOS – a harbinger of the jailbreak?




Viral Video” for iOS – a harbinger of the jailbreak?



The link that you will see when the button “Read more” raises more questions than answers. Although the press it should not be any harm to your device on iOS, the existence of this vulnerability leads to some reflection.

Link posted by a hacker Stefan Esser, better known under the name @ i0n1c. In his “Twitter”, he wrote no less than the following: “This link will jailbreak your iOS-device”. The file with the «Mov» in doubt about how to do you can jailbreak using video. Although after checking Esser tweet was hoax, some inexplicable things this movie yet can do.

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For example, some users have reported that after following a link on the device displays a “blue screen of death.” However, most (including members of our editorial board) notes that the video resets the device. And we are talking about the new and old models of both the iOS 6, and on iOS 7 .

The main question that arises when we observe the unexpected respringom: what was it? In trying to understand we read the forums and experts came to the conclusion that no consensus about the mechanism of this bug is not present. The most prevalent version is that the jailbreakers managed to find an exploit that with the video somehow causes an error «kernel panic».

But far more interesting to us the question of what it might mean in practical terms, and what is the relationship of the bug with the main activity @ i0n1c – jailbreak? Apparently, the hacker decided thus to demonstrate that already actively exploiting the vulnerability of iOS, and that a new version of the utility Evasi0n is not far off. Incidentally, the present and the link itself to the “viral video”: here it is . When viewed on a computer, you’ll see an excerpt from the Indian film, but your mobile device does not behave as it should. Meet me after respringa.

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