Apple’s Vision Pro Has Already Been Hacked, Jailbreak Incoming?
Apple’s Vision Pro headset has only been on sale for a matter of days but one researcher has already been able to hack it. What’s more, they’ve shared how the Vision Pro reacts to its new kernel exploit online.
In a post on X, MIT Microarchitectural Security PHD student Joseph Ravichandran shared details of the hack including screenshots of how it went down.
Interestingly, the X post was made on Friday which was the day that the Vision Pro went on sale suggesting that it was hacked within hours of being launched.
According to the thread on X, the Vision Pro goes into full passthrough view after being hacked and informs the wearer that it needs to restart. Once the restart has taken place the Vision Pro Crasher can be seen which includes the kernel panic dump and all of the information you’d expect. The hacker also shared a screenshot of an icon showing a skull wearing a Vision Pro and a button labeled “Crash My Vision Pro.”
It isn’t yet clear what the researcher intends to do with this information — they could potentially use it to create a jailbreak or they could reach out to Apple in the hope that they would be able to claim a win under the company’s bug bounty program.
Whatever they do, we expect Apple to want to fix the bug quickly. It’s notable the headset in use here was running visionOS 1.0 so it’s possible that the visionOS 1.0.1 update already fixed the security issue.