Apple’s latest security update (iOS 6.1.3 ) that was released this week fixes the now-famous bug that allows someone to bypass the passcode and access the Phone to make calls. This update also fixes the slightly less used Maps in Japan too.
But this comes with a price for those people who have jailbroken their phones. The latest update not only fix various bugs but also closes off one of the security holes utilized by the evasi0n jailbreak tool.
According to a Forbes articles , David Wang, an evad3rs team member, tested the patch over the weekend and found that one of the five exploits the hack uses was repaired.
Wang tells me that he’s analyzed the 6.1.3 beta 2 update and found that it patches at least one of the five bugs the jailbreak exploits, namely a flaw in the operating system’s time zone settings. The beta update likely signals the end of using evasi0n to hack new or updated devices after the update is released to users, says Wang, who says he’s still testing the patch to see which other vulnerabilities exploited by the jailbreak might no longer exist in the new operating system.
So how many people use the evasi0n jailbreak tool ?
Jay Freeman, the administrator of the app store for jailbroken devices known as Cydia told Forbes in an article that “Nearly seven million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners have cracked Apple’s restrictions on their devices using the jailbreaking tool Evasi0n since the tool was released Monday morning. That makes the iOS-hacking app the fastest-adopted jailbreak software of all time, Freeman says. “