Hackers have been using iOS 14 for several months before release

Yolanda Curtis
May 25, 2020

It is also possible to jailbreak devices with a Linux distribution but that method requires an Apple developer account. But this does not mean that iOS is devoid of vulnerabilities that hackers can not take advantage of.

A jailbreaking tool that claims to work with iPhones running iOS 11.0 to the latest iOS 13.5, was released on Saturday, one that takes advantage of a zero-day exploit that Apple has yet to fix. Once you jailbreak the device, you can install the popular 3rd party app stores AltStore and Cydia. Unc0ver said that the jailbreak is stable and doesn't drain battery life or prevent the use of Apple services such as iCloud, Apple Pay or iMessage.


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The code used for the jailbreak and apps in alternative app stores has not been vetted by Apple but the unc0ver team claims existing security layers on iOS are preserved and not removed. Unfortunately, Apple devices aren't as easy to tinker with when compared to many Android devices. Hackers are able to jailbreak on iPhone smartphones by searching out vulnerabilities that give them access to the model's core software. Meanwhile, security experts warn iPhone users to not use the jailbreak tool because getting outside Apple's restrictions will further open up the users to more vulnerabilities.


If you've also been experiencing this issue then let us know in the comments or over on Twitter. But according to the media, this would be due to an illegal sale of an iPhone 11 in December 2019 which had iOS 14 installed. The iPhone SE 2020 is the company's cheapest iPhone with the latest processor. As a result, the man found a buyer and sold him for several thousand dollars. There have already been a lot of iOS 14 leaks in recent months, and it seems possible that the information is coming from this initial version of the operating system.


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