Apple proudly boosts its devices to be the most secured and it is widely believed true by the security experts. But there are some guys who don’t give a shit to such claims and sometimes get close enough to prove the industry giant wrong. And this time they had a hand with the iPhone running iOS 9 apparently ripping its security apart.
Back in September we noticed a challenge with by Zeriodium offering a huge bounty for an exclusive iOS 9 jailbreak. Those you remember it, the challenge was for million dollars for anyone to come up with browser-based untethered jailbreak of iOS 9 and its supporting devices.
The hackers have reportedly made it and came up claiming the bounty that was set to expire by 31st of October. The challenge was exclusive and the hackers were asked to make it within given options. As per the conditions by Zerodium, the task of jailbreak must have done through message or though a browser, either Safari or Chrome. Thus after the task completed Zerodium would then have the permission to install its selected app.
A report by Zerodium emerged in mid October naming two different teams who have joined heads to complete the task. But as it was reported both were failed after several attempts and were not sought to get any possible way forward. However there was no follow up and we were also kept in dark about the details of both teams.
Our iOS #0day bounty has expired & we have one winning team who made a remote browser-based iOS 9.1/9.2b #jailbreak (untethered). Congrats!
— Zerodium (@Zerodium) November 2, 2015
As we can judge, if any of them or a third party would have been successful there is too little chance for revealing any info. The guys associated with the Zerodium already have a record with some controversial but profitable exercises. Even if the claims by the recent hacker were true they would be worth more than what was offered by the Zerodium team.