Apple Credits 'Evad3rs' Jailbreak Team for Discovering Security Issues Fixed in iOS 7.1

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Apple has credited the evad3rs jailbreak team with discovering several security issues, according to a new Knowledge Base article that details security issues fixed in iOS 7.1 today. The company also credits a number of individual researchers -- including one named Roboboi99 -- as well as corporate security specialists from Google and FireEye, among other companies.

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As is common at many tech companies, Apple credits security researchers who discover vulnerabilities in its products after it fixes them, though the company does not offer a bounty program to financially reward researchers like many other companies do.

In iOS 7.1, Apple fixed security issues with Backup, the Certificate Trust Policy, Configuration Profiles, CoreCapture, Crash Reporting, dyld, FaceTime, ImageIO, IOKit HID Event, iTunes Store, Kernel, Office Viewer, Photos Backend, Profiles, Safari, Settings, SpringBoard, SpringBoard Lock Screen, the TelephonyUI Framework, USB Host, Video Driver, and WebKit.

Of course, with Apple fixing the security issues that the jailbreak team discovered, it has also closed the loopholes that allowed a jailbreak in the first place. For now, the last version of iOS that can be jailbroken is iOS 7.0.6.

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86 months ago
I don't JB anymore but what say you now jailbreak haters? See, not only are JBs practical and useful, they bring to light security flaws. You don't see JBers using the exploits to destroy Apple functionality. Functionality is actually added and improved. Apple steals good jailbreak ideas and that's a known fact. A lot of the features YOU like in iOS are from jailbreaks. Pretty much Apple just admitted everything JBers have been saying all along.
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86 months ago
Whoah!

Apple acknowledged them like this?...this is not something you see everyday.

Things have been changing at Apple, haven't they. :eek:
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86 months ago
There is also a certain irony in this. Apple thanking the jailbreak developers for exposing the loopholes that made their jailbreaks possible. Especially when one considers the events surrounding the iOS 7 jailbreak at the time and the resulting fear that another jailbreak (for iOS 7.1) may be far, far away. :p
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86 months ago

Apple acknowledged them like this?...this is not something you see everyday.

Things have been changing at Apple, haven't they. :eek:

Apple has done this type of stuff in the past. Most of the userland jailbreak exploit bug fix reports are attributed to a jailbreak developer.
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86 months ago
Boom! That's one right in the kisser. I wonder who has the sense of humor. It's certainly not Tim Cook.
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86 months ago
Very misleading post title, should be corrected to clarify issues that are FIXED in 7.1. Title makes it seem like the issues are in the 7.1 release build.
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