360 Vulcan Team Demos iOS 11.4 and iOS 12 Jailbreak
Fans were elated with this year’s Mobile Security Conference (MOSEC 2018). A team called 360 Vulcan de demoed web-based iOS 11.4 and iOS 12 Beta remote jailbreak which utilizes Safari and a kernel-level bug to inject its payload.
During the Mobile Security Conference in Shanghai, the 360 Vulcan team flexed their technical prowess. They demonstrated how devices can be jailbroken running iOS 11.4 and the pre-release iOS 12 firm using Safari and a kernel-level bug in order to get the required access to the device and inject its payload.
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The video is 2 minutes and 48 seconds long. In the video, it features two iPhone models running side by side and shows the user visiting a website and taps on the “jailbreak go” button to start the jailbreak process.
On the model running iOS 11.4, the process involves the installation of Cydia. While for the other model, it used the Terminal command since Cydia is not compatible with iOS 12 yet.
This method is known in the community as a JailbreakMe jailbreak. In addition to that, it was recently demonstrated by Niklas Baumstark as a viable solution using a combination of bugs by Ian Beer and Samuel Groß.
So When Will It Be Released?
Regarding if it will be released to the general public, it’s hard to say. Some reports say that it seems highly unlikely, while other reports say it’s still unclear. But nevertheless, it is worth applauding the team’s technical achievements.
What About the Jailbreak for iOS 11.3?
Last April, the 360 Vulcan team achieved to jailbreak the iOS 11.3 firmware. It was achieved by Chinese hacker Qixun Zhao who is a member of the Qihoo security team. As for how it was achieved sadly, Zhao didn’t divulge any details pertaining to the jailbreak.
So what do you think are the chances of the 360 Vulcan team releasing the iOS 11.4 and iOS 12 jailbreak to the public? Do share your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.