If there is one thing that I learned at JailbreakCon last year it was that iOS is one of the most technologically advanced operating systems on the planet in terms of end-user functionality and security. As such anyone who has exploited iOS can say they are one of the few people in the world who are talented enough.
Whenever a hacker has achieved something great he or she has the chance to presented with a Pwnie Award at the Black Hat Security Conference. This year it looks like none other than Planetbeing walked away with this year’s Pwnie award for privilege escalation as MuscleNerd sent out a congratulatory tweet earlier today.
— MuscleNerd (@MuscleNerd) August 1, 2013
Planetbeing, who’s real name is David Wang, was one of the 4 members of the Evad3rs and he has been without a doubt a key player in the Jailbreaking scene for some time now.
The official Pwnie website has not been updated yet with the winners, so we don’t have many details at the moment, but we will update you when we do. A big congratulations without a doubt goes out to Planetbeing for winning the award, as well as a big thanks to all the other developers who work so hard to keep the Jailbreak community going.