Jailbreak iOS 9.2 – 9.3.3 Released Raises Security Concerns

There has been some good news in the tech world. PanGu Team finally released a jailbreak tool for iOS 9.2, 9.2.1, 9.3, 9.3.2 and 9.3.3. However, this tool only works for 64-bit devices like iPhone 5s. PanGu team hinted that there was a particular security problem with iOS 9.3 in an MOSEC conference hosted. This announcement sent the entire jailbreak community into a frenzy of excitement. PanGu Team even hinted a release date, but they released it two weeks later than the speculated deadline.

During that time there had been many developments such as the release of “Gas Gauge”. For those who might now know, Gas gauge is an exploit used in iOS devices to bypass certain security protocols. It also gain complete control of the device which renders the device completely customizable. A developer Luca Todesco released Gas Gauge.

Apart from Team PanGu, a certain Chinese Apple developer firm released their tool with some collaboration with Team PanGu. However, the usage of the Chinese tool is completely different even though they released the tool under PanGu’s name. The downside of using that utility is that a jailbreaker must own a valid Apple ID. This is a matter of concern for a lot of people.

In other news, several users reported that their Apple users’ credit card information has been used without their permission. This includes unauthorized funds transfer to citizens in China. Many users took to Reddit to complain about this predicament. They found out that they are not the only ones to who had this problem.

In response to this, PanGu team tweeted this:

PanGu Tweet

Furthermore, PanGu recently made a Reddit account in which users can ask them anything. People have commented there asking whether this Jailbreak utility will untethered at some point. Team PanGu replied that their untethered Jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3 or below is not on their priority list. This begs the question of whether PanGu team is working on another utility but this time for jailbreak iOS 10.

What do you think about PanGu’s decision of not releasing an untethered version of their Jailbreak tool? Let us know in the comments.

Asad Ali
Asad Ali
Neophyte Philosopher, Tech-maniac, obsessed with Linux, Petroleum & Gas Engineer, Musician, loves chocolate, pizza and Cosmology.


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