While it’s only been two weeks since the new iPhone 7 dropped, someone has already managed to circumvent its defenses.
“This event was off the charts”
Gary Vaynerchuk was so impressed with TNW Conference 2016 he paused mid-talk to applaud us.
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Speaking to Motherboard, Todesco said the iPhone 7 wasn’t easy to crack. He further added he’s considering submitting the vulnerabilities to Apple’s bug bounty program, but is yet to make a final decision.
They definitely made my life harder. The iPhone 7 is a step in the right direction. Obviously it’s not 100 percent secure – like nothing else is.
As is often the case with these things, Apple will probably catch up with Todesco’s exploit and patch the holes he used to jailbreak the device. Still, as the crafty hacker says, “they can raise the effort required, but there will always be someone willing to invest enough time to do it.”
You can take a peek at the jailbroken iPhone 7 in the video section above.