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Apple credits evasi0n jailbreakers in iOS 6.1.3 update notes

CNETAnalysis: The evasi0n untethered jailbreak wasn’t able to evade the fixed exploits in this week’s iOS 6.1.3 update , but at least Apple is giving the hacking team some credit today. A security note released by the company acknowledges the evad3rs team for being the to first discover four of the six vulnerabilities that were patched in iOS 6.1.3. “Apple gives hat tip to @evad3rs for 4 of the 6 security fixes in 6.1.3 :) ” tweeted MuscleNerd, one of the four hackers who took advantage of those bugs to create a way for users to install non-Apple-approved software. The evasi0n untethered jailbreak team is credited in the Apple document for being the first to come across the dyld, Kernel, Lockdown and USB. The two other exploits patched in iOS 6.1.3 are WebKit and Passcode Lock, the latter being a bug that allowed someone to bypass the four-digit passcode screen without entering numbers. Untethered ‘Jailbreakers stay away’ Now that iOS 6.1.3 is available to download, faithful users of the untethered jailbreak should avoid updating to the new version of the mobile operating system. “IOS 6.1.3 is out. Jailbreakers stay away! There’s no coming back to 6.1.2 JB even if you saved blobs (except iPhone4 and ipt4g)” exclaimed MuscleNerd is a tweet. The evasi0n jailbreak was significant because it was the first legitimate untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1 and 6.1.2, and the first to work with newer devices like the iPhone 5 , iPad 4 , and iPad mini . It was downloaded 270,000 times in the first few hours and made its way to about 18 million Apple devices in the past six weeks, according to Forbes . There is good news those searching for an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3. Evasi0n creator David Wang has previously stated that the evad3rs team has found other bugs in the iOS! platform and could create an entirely new jailbreak based on them, ensuring the cat-and-mouse game between Apple and iOS jailbreakers continues. Posted by: Maryum

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