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Tech & Science Apple releases iOS 13.5.1, patching out the Unc0ver jailbreak

12:41  02 june  2020
12:41  02 june  2020 Source:   msn.com

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 iOS 12.4.7: Apple releases security update for older iPhones © t3n iOS 12.4.7 for older iPhones and iPads. According to iOS 13.5 for the current models, Apple now also delivers an update for older iPhones and iPads with iOS 12.4.7. This mainly includes security patches. Last week, Apple officially released the corona-related update iOS 13.5 . This includes the interface required for tracing apps (contact tracing API) and a new face ID function for mask wearers. Now Apple has also added an update for older iPhones and iPads that no longer support iOS 13.

Apple has released iOS 13 . 5 . 1 , a security update to the recently released iOS 13 . 5 that patches out the Unc 0 ver jailbreak , which allowed customers to install their own unauthorized software from outside the App Store. In other words, iOS 13 . 5 . 1 is designed to block jailbreaking .

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  Apple releases iOS 13.5.1, patching out the Unc0ver jailbreak © Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Apple has released iOS 13.5.1 today, which the company says “provides important security updates and is recommended for all users,” albeit without much detail in the change log. But as noted by Twitter account Apple Software Updates, the update is meant to patch out the kernel vulnerability used by the recent Unc0ver jailbreak.

Apple’s support page lays things out more clearly — the update was designed to prevent an application from being able to “execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.” In other words, iOS 13.5.1 is designed to block jailbreaking.

a screenshot of a cell phone © Provided by The Verge

The Unc0ver jailbreak was particularly notable in the iOS jailbreaking community because it was available on the then-current iOS 13.5, allowing users of the latest Apple devices to install new software features outside of Apple’s gated App Store.

While its certainly fun for iPhone enthusiasts to be able to have more customization options when it comes to their devices, jailbreaks like this can also represent big security holes in Apple’s software (something that the company leans on heavily as an advantage of iOS), so it’s not exactly a surprise to see that Apple has moved so quickly to patch the vulnerability.

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