Apple pushed iOS 9.3 beta 5 to both developers and public beta users earlier today. And followed by that, popular jailbreak site Modmyi reported that according to a specific source namely KnownSec, one of the largest information security firms in China funded by Tencent, which is current the mother-company of the previously-known iOS hacker Keen Team, that offers solutions to trojan, 0-day exploits, DDos, DNS attacks and more, claimed that that open vulnerabilities of iOS 9.3 Jailbreak has already been secured by Apple in the latest beta. This company did supply security fixes to Apple for iOS 9 as stated in the Security Contents here.
Chinese editorials is also pointing at chances that the bugs that Apple could have patched may be “inspired” by the post by WindKnown, one of the core members of the Pangu Jailbreak team, in earlier last month. Several major Chinese media have reposted this as well despite hackers claimed that this is untrue. However, there is no confirmed or further message that we can source in public to prove any of the speculations. Neither Pangu or their associates have come up and said anything at the moment. So we don’t know what exactly was patched and who supplied the bug to Apple, for unknown reason.
Fortunately, it appears that Apple wasn’t able to patch any of the bugs that the new jailbreak players have got on their hands as they brought us some goods news in their recent tweets. Italian iOS hacker Luca Todesco (@qwertyoruiop) and enMTW both confirmed their jailbreaks are still working for the latest iOS 9.3 beta 5.
What’s your take on these recent news? Let me know in the comments and we will keep you posted for anything new.