Pangu team showcased an iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak at Friday’s HackPwn2015 security conference
Just over a week after iOS 8.4.1 was released, the Pangu team showed a working iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak running on iPhone 6. The jailbreak was shown publicly at the HackPwn2015 security conference. Team Pangu took it to Chinese social networking site Weibo to share more details about the hack.
This demonstration by team Pangu has established that iOS 8.4.1 is indeed jailbreakable, however whether they will end up releasing Pangu8 with iOS 8.4.1 is a question that remains to be answered. This is a tricky question too, as with iOS 9 less than a month away hackers might want to restrain themselves from another release, as it could help Apple in closing exploits in the upcoming iOS 9 software release.
It also seems as if this was just a demonstration to show that it was possible, and that Pangu has no intentions of releasing this jailbreak publicly. That’s probably a wise decision seeing as we’re less than a month away from iOS 9. No need to burn exploits on a software version that will be all but a distant memory in just a few weeks.
Are you surprised that, despite all of the fixed exploits in iOS 8.4.1, the Pangu team was still able to jailbreak in such a short period of time ? That makes us think that they are pretty confident about iOS 9. We will have to wait to find that out.
What do you think ?