iPhone Hack may enable future jailbreak

moonman239

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Hackers successfully hacked an iPhone using a charger. p0sixninja says that this hack could enable innocent people to develop a tool that could be used to jailbreak any device running future versions of iOS. Maybe even any version.

Note: For all I know, the loophole they used may only be available on an iPhone, which is the device the hackers hacked. That is why I am using the iPhone prefix.

Source: "Could a New iPhone Hack Fuel Future Jailbreaks?" - iFans.com, Jun 4, 2013
 

kalirob99

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Dec 24, 2008
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This could be fixed in an IOS update.. but this seems like it would be considered more of a hardware loophole if its done via the charger.