Some interesting news is coming in from a new security researcher, who has something in store for iOS 11.2.6 users. Here’s all you need to know about it.
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Brandon is working on a jailbreak development toolkit
iOS security researcher Brandon Azad is currently working on a “User-space Security Research Platform”. This upcoming platform will be compatible with iOS 11.2.6 firmware and below.
For those who don’t know, a security research platform actually refers to a toolkit aimed at developers.
The average user will not, in any case, be able to utilize this toolkit or platform to jailbreak his iPhone.
Here’s what the hacker posted on his official Twitter handle.
For those on iOS 11.2.6 or below, I'm working on a userspace security research platform. You'll be able to spawn pseudo-signed binaries to run as unsandboxed root with arbitrary entitlements (including task_for_pid-allow).
— Brandon Azad (@_bazad) April 22, 2018
Brandon, though totally legitimate, is a relatively unknown figure in the jailbreak community.
The last vulnerability he released for iOS was the infamous “x18-leak” that bypassed KASLR on iOS 11.2 firmware that failed to get traction.
Brandon Azad hasn’t revealed much information about his research platform thus far.
Nevertheless, things do look promising and the community will receive a solid tool if he’s able to pull off something like the QiLin jailbreak toolkit.
Since it allows signed files in unsandboxed root mode, you can expect an update for Torngat or Houdini.
A full jailbreak tool like Electra, however, is off limits due to the lack of availability of powerful exploits for iOS 11.2 or above.
If you are on iOS 11.2.6 or below, stay where you are…your patience is about to be rewarded.
Will you stick to iOS 11.2.6 or upgrade to iOS 11.3? Leave your comments below.
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