Apple iOS 10 jailbreak tool & iOS 9.3.5 update’s effect on iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak

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People stream into the Apple store on 5th Avenue on Black Friday in New York November 28, 2014. Reuters//Carlo Allegri

iPhone users are eagerly waiting for the iOS 10 jailbreak tool especially after the company’s latest iOS 9.3.5 update that rendered the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak useless. The iOS 9.3.5 update came just a month after the iOS 9.3.4 release. However, if reports are to be believed, Chinese hacking team Pangu is working hard to make the iOS 10 jailbreak by October.

Other reports suggest it will be released a month following the expected official iOS 10 rollout.  The iOS 10 will power the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones. Hence, it is now the topmost priority for Apple.

Apple’s iOS 9.3.5 update aimed at boosting security of iPhones, iPads and iPods from a spyware that tries to remotely intercept user’s text messages, emails, contacts, phone calls and location. The update is the second patch that California-based company, Cupertino, issued this month. The updated has reportedly rendered the iOS 9.2-9.3.3 jailbreaking tools useless.

While Pangu works relentlessly on the iOS 10 jailbreak tool, the iOS 9.3.5 update, available in all devices running iOS 9 via an over-the-air update, was extremely important to fix certain critical vulnerabilities.

The tech giant introduced security improvements, bug fixes and performance optimisations in its update. Users must download and install the update without delay as it will secure their Apple devices from the three "zero-day exploits" fixes.

The spyware was first discovered on Aug. 11 when human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor was sent a suspicious link to his iPhone via text message. He took no chances and straightaway sent the link to activist group Citizen Lab and San Francisco-based smartphone security firm Lookout.

The spyware Pegasus has the ability to jailbreak Apple devices via this link sent as text message. Clicking the link install a malware that uses strong encryption to remain undetected. The hacker then gains access to the user’s smartphone, reported The New York Times.

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