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iOS 12 Jailbreak Latest News, Update: Is tfp0 Vulnerability the Solution for a Working Exploit?

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Previously, security researcher Dany Lisiansky said that while Apple currently has the upper hand regarding the ongoing battle involving iOS 12 jailbreak, he’s confident that a solution may be forthcoming. Now, it appears that Lisiansky’s optimism is well placed as researcher Luca Todesco may have found a backdoor.

The opening in question is tfp0, a kernel task port that can pave the way in creating a working solution. The problem is that the exploit appears to be geared towards iOS 13 and not for an iOS 12 jailbreak, WCCFTech reported.

What’s more, Todesco appears to be on the early stages of the process, so users are advised to keep their hopes down in case nothing ever comes from it. There’s also the fact that iOS 13 itself is also in its beta version and it will not be until September that the official launching of the operating system takes place. Thus, users are still stuck with the iOS 12 jailbreak pre-12.2 update.

Researcher pwn20wnd previously admitted that Apple has made it notoriously difficult to develop a bypass through its security measures after the company ramped up its effort in stifling the jailbreaking community. Pwn20wnd added that it might be a while before a working iOS 12 jailbreak truly makes its way into the public and he, too, advised people to remain patient as they find a workaround.

Where everything stands, it would appear that Apple has finally won the jailbreaking battle that’s been going on for years. Of course, with researchers like Lisiansky not giving up, there’s still a chance that an iOS 12 jailbreak will be created that would finally liberate devices with 12.2 operating system and beyond. When that will be, however, is anyone’s guess.

As for Apple itself, the Cupertino tech giant is currently facing far bigger issues than jailbreaking as it’s being reported that devices running on iOS are susceptible to hacking. Forensics company Cellebrite reported the vulnerabilities but admitted that their tool requires physical possession of the device to crack its security measures. This may be the distraction that researchers need that may result in Apple overlooking a backdoor that would provide entry for an iOS 12 jailbreak. But again, this is merely a pipe dream at the moment, and it’s best to maintain a healthy dose of skepticism for now.

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