The jailbreak scene is one long cat-and-mouse battle between Apple and the hackers that make the exploits possible, and whenever a jailbreak does become available, such as the Evasi0n7 untether, the onus is then upon Apple to plug the holes. Whereas once upon a time, we'd see an update within the week to patch the jailbreak, things haven't been quite like that this time around, but although the third beta of iOS 7.1 firmware came back negative, so to speak, it looks like Apple has begun patching the exploits with the just-released fourth beta.
After releasing version Evasi0n 1.0.3 only yesterday, Evad3rs have now just pushed out another update to Evasi0n iOS 7.x jailbreak, this time updating it to version 1.0.4. This new version includes an important security fix related to untether which was first reported by Winocm earlier today, as well as a proper fix for boot loop issues on Retina iPad mini.
At this years’ Hack in the Box conference in Amsterdam, Evad3rs not only presented the Evasi0n jailbreak, but also took time out to answer some of the common questions in a separate exclusive Q&A session with the press. The video recording of this session is now available online for everyone to see.
Yesterday saw the conclusion of the Hack In The Box conference over in Amsterdam, an annual event where some of the most talented hackers and security experts gather to share insights, knowledge, and discoveries. The event saw some very interesting talks, particularly one in which pilot-turned-security-guru Hugo Teso showed how he could commandeer a Boeing jet remotely using an Android smartphone, but one which will certainly pique the interests of some Redmond Pie readers was that of the Evad3rs jailbreak team.