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Hackers break Apple’s Lightning connector making it easier to debug kernel bugs for future jailbreaks

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Hackers break Apple’s Lightning connector making it easier to debug kernel bugs for future jailbreaks

Big information for the hacking group, and by way of extension, iPhone jailbreakers. Apple’s Lightning connector—a proprietary bus and tool connector present in all up to date iPhones, iPads and iPod touches—has had its security compromised via a staff of inventive hackers. What does this imply for the jailbreak group?

Earlier these days hacker Stefan Esser, higher recognized within the jailbreak group as i0n1c, published a tweet linking to a weblog publish through the staff of hackers who broke the Lightning connector’s safety:
Because it is published on a public weblog A can inform you that Apple Lightning has been damaged. http://t.co/XsB0acQ9zr
— Stefan Esser (@i0n1c) February 14, 2015
That submit, on a French weblog referred to as Ramtin Amin, is going into immense detail concerning the steps wanted to after all succeed in the top objective.


So once more, what does this all imply for jailbreakers? It signifies that hackers will now have get right of entry to to serial kernel debugging like they did with the antique 30-pin connectors on older iOS units. The compromise of Lightning’s safety doesn’t imply that new jailbreaks are a given, or that the hardware is already jailbroken, it simply signifies that hackers will have to, in concept, have an easier time debugging kernel bugs due to the serial get right of entry to noticed on the finish of the video embed above. It additionally makes it imaginable to debug iBoot degree exploits as smartly.

Up till now, jailbreak hackers like TaiG and Pangu have had to in finding choice strategies or “port up” from older 30-pin enabled units operating the iOS model that they want to jailbreak. The availability of Lightning serial get entry to approach extra possible eyes on discovering exploits for future jailbreaks.
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