Pangu Team Member Recommends Updating Your Device To iOS 9.2.1
A relatively well-known hacker of the Pangu Jailbreak team, Windknown shared a technical article highlighting the vulnerability fixes and security discovered in iOS 9.2 and iOS 9.2.1. The core Pangu Team member explained certain kernal exploits that can be breached or used to jailbreak Apple’s host operating system.
Update To iOS 9.2.1 If You Don’t Care About Jailbreak – Windknown
Windknown further stated that the vulnerability found in Apple’s platform can be prompted in the iOS sandbox. The reason behind this is that it can trigger from within the app to obtain kernal code execution permission. Moreover, he also suggested that iOS users should upgrade to the latest version and avoid installing apps from miscellaneous or unknown sources.
The Pangu jailbreak team member further notified that there are multiple kernal vulnerabilities found in Apple’s operating system, which have been previously discovered and reported by Google’s Project Zero team members. However, if you don’t care about having a jailbroken status, you should update your device as soon as possible to iOS 9.2.1, just to have a security peace of mind.
The article posted an in-depth technical review of security vulnerabilities and fixes on iOS 9.2 and iOS 9.2.1. Since the article is exceedingly technical, not everyone might be able to get a whiff of what’s being targeted. Nonetheless, if you think your technical know-how is far beyond average, you can check out further details from this translated post via Google Translate.
The article begins by discussing whether iOS 9.2 should update their operating systems to iOS 9.2.1 in hopes that a potential jailbreak tool will arrive. Furthermore, there has been no news regarding the fact that iOS 9.2.1 can be jailbroken by the Pangu jailbreak team. Even if the Pangu team is successful in squeezing out a potential jailbreak, does the team plans to release it to the general public. Nonetheless, we did extract a possible recommendation to some degree.
The suggestion to upgrade that we talked about earlier in the post is merely an opinion based on security concerns. Potentially, there could be malicious codes inside apps in the Apps Store that might take advantage of your iOS. It’s true! This has happened before and likewise, this can happen again as well. Henceforth, taking precaution might save your device before hand.
By the way I agree with @windknown 100% re. p0 bugs. Update to 9.2.1 if you don't care about jailbreak. Stick on 9.2 if you do.
— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) February 2, 2016
Luca Todesco agreed to Windknown in a Tweet, citing that users who do not care about jailbreak on their iPhone, iPod or iPad should update their system to iOS 9.2.1. However, he further stated that if you do care ‘stick on iOS 9.2’. Luca Todesco recently unveiled an untethered jailbreak for iOS 9.2.1, iOS 9.2 and iOS 9.3 beta.
Even though Windknown or Luca didn’t mention anything about releasing a jailbreak, the whole scenario might be a little confusing. Nonetheless, we are still expecting a potential jailbreak.
This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts regarding the matter?