Jailbreaks have been a little thin on the ground in recent months but that could be about to change. MOSEC 2016 took place in Shanghai on July 1st and a couple of nugget of information were revealed that will once again pique the interest of the jailbreak community. MOSEC is a mobile security conference that takes place every year and is a forum for those that are involved in mobile security to are their thoughts and information by way of a series of presentations and workshops.
Image : Pangu Demos iOS 10 Jailbreak
This year the event was co-hosted by PoC, a South Korean hacker group and Pangu Jailbreak Team , who seemed to dominate the conference. Following a presentation on Pangu 9 internals the team, who have maintained radio silence since their last jailbreak for iOS 9.1, revealed a fully working iOS 10 jailbreak [ext link] for iOS 10 beta 1. Cydia [ext link] can be see working properly and is also shown as a frequently used app in Siri App Suggestions. While this may only be for a beta, it does show that Apple has maybe not been as thorough with their security as they might have thought, as Pangu will have found a number of important exploits for use in an iOS 10 jailbreak.
Image : Cydia iOS 10
Recent months have seen three jailbreaks demonstrated to us but none have or ever will be released to the public One has been patched already, resulting in the developer pasting the code publicly for anyone to use if they can and the other two will only work on 32-bit devices.
During the conference, members of the audience relayed information to the world via a series of tweets. Some were saying that Pangu had discussed, at length, a security issue in iOS 9.3.2 and a member of PoC went on to tweet that following questions from the audience, Pangu had hinted at an iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak [ext link] in the near future. However, it’s best to take this news with a grain of salt; firstly, we can’t be certain of how credible this is and second, just because it is hinted at, it doesn’t mean it will actually happen.
Image : Pangu Team showing Cydia iOS 10 Jailbreak
That said, it does look as if the future is a little rosier for jailbreakers and, even if we don’t get an iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak, we can still cling on to hope for Cydia iOS 10 in the coming months. Tell us what you think of this – are you pinning your hopes on iOS 9.3.2 or waiting for iOS 10? Subscribe to our free email newsletter and follow us on Facebook for up to the minute news on this as it develops.