Apple has actually finally repaired an “unpatched” bug in the current iOS upgrade that had actually left its most current iPhones susceptible to hacking risk. The brand-new update “iOS 12.4.1” introduces a fix for vulnerability in which, according to Apple, “a destructive application might be able to perform approximate code with system benefits”.
“We wish to acknowledge @Pwn20wnd for their assistance,” stated Apple.
A security researcher who passes the name of “Pwn20wnd” released a jailbreak for the earlier iOS 12.4 upgrade.
Apple reportedly unpatched a bug in the latest iOS update 12.4 that it had repaired in the earlier iOS 12.3 upgrade – leaving its gadgets susceptible to cybercriminals.
Jailbreaking an iPhone lets people customise their iOS devices and run unsupported apps. Apple never enables unsupported apps on its iOS platform, that makes its gadgets extra protected.
As a result of the unpatched bug, all iPhones running iOS 12.4 might be jailbroken.
Numerous iPhone users tweeted that they were successfully running the “jailbreak”.
Apple recently announced to pay up to $1 million (approximately Rs. 7.2 crores) to security researchers for finding defects and vulnerabilities as part of its bug bounty programme.
The announcement was made by Ivan Krstic, Head of security engineering and architecture at Apple, during the annual Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.