Could a New iPhone Hack Fuel Future Jailbreaks?

Evasi0n, the official iOS 6 untethered jailbreak tool.

Yesterday, it was reported that an iPhone could be comprised in less than one minute with a malicious third-party charger. The hack involves leveraging USB capabilities to bypass iOS defense mechanisms, allowing a user to inject malware code right into an iOS device.

A trio of hackers will be demonstrating these vulnerabilities at the upcoming Black Hat USA conference, and it has fuelled interest that the concept could be applied to future jailbreaking methods. At least one iOS hacker in Joshua Hill (p0sixninja) confirms that it’s indeed a possibility, so it’s exciting to see what could happen.

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