A 19-YEAR-OLD HACKER claims to have jailbroken Apple's iPhone 7 in less than 24 hours.
Luca Todesco, better known under the alias 'qwertyoruiopz', told Motherboard that he managed to circumvent the iPhone 7's security by taking advantage of a series of bugs that he found and exploited.
Todesco bragged about his successful jailbreak on Twitter on Wednesday, just five days after the release of the iPhone 7 and barely a week after the release of iOS 10.
The image (below) shows an "iPhone 9,3" (the matte black iPhone 7) running iOS 10.0.1 with Cydia 1.1.26 installed.
obligatory cydia screenshot pic.twitter.com/peSF0kVNBh— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) September 21, 2016
However, despite bigging himself up on social media, Todesco said that he has no immediate plans to release the details of the exploit he used. At least not until Apple has released a patch for the flaw.
Todesco also admitted that Apple's latest smartphone wasn't easy to crack even though he managed to bypass the iPhone 7's security in less than a day.
“They definitely made my life harder. The iPhone 7 is a step in the right direction. Obviously it's not 100 per cent secure like nothing else is,” Todesco told Motherboard.
"I don’t think it will ever be enough. They can raise the effort required, but there will always be someone willing to invest enough time to do it."
He added that, while he could submit the vulnerabilities he found to Apple through the firm's newly launched bug bounty programme, he hasn’t decided whether to do that yet.
Apple, naturally, didn't have much to say on the matter, and pointed Motherboard to the company's page on jailbreaking that reads: "Apple strongly cautions against installing any software that hacks iOS." µ
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