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3/1/2021
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New Jailbreak Tool Works on Most iPhones

The Unc0ver team has released a tool that works on iOS 11 and later, and exploits a vulnerability that was recently under attack.

Unc0ver, a team of hackers behind the jailbreak tool, released a new tool that works on nearly every iPhone model and exploits a flaw that Apple reported was under active attack last month.

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The group says its new tool works on iOS 11 to iOS 14.3, which was rolled out in December 2020.

It reportedly includes an exploit for CVE-2021-1782, an iOS vulnerability in the kernel that allows an attacker to gain privilege escalation and affects devices including the iPhone 6 and later; iPad Air 2 and later; iPad mini 4 and later, and the 7th-generation iPad touch. In a tweet, a hacker with the Unc0ver team says the group wrote its own exploit for the vulnerability. 

The flaw was under active attack at the time Apple deployed a patch in iOS 14.4 earlier this year, along with fixes for two other iOS zero-days. It did not provide details on attacks using the flaw. At the time, it gave "an anonymous researcher" credit for reporting each of the vulnerabilities.

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