The Tame Apple Press is furious that the attack involves the same vulnerability that Apple last month said was under active attack by hackers.
The Unc0ver team released its latest jailbreak this weekend and says it works on iOS 11 (iPhone 5s and later) to iOS 14.3, which Apple released in December.
In a tweet, the jailbreak group said it used its âoeown exploitâ for CVE-2021-1782, a kernel vulnerability that Apple said was one of three flaws that "may have been actively exploited" by hackers. By targeting the kernel, the hackers can get deep hooks into the underlying operating system.
Apple fixed the vulnerability in iOS 14.4, released last month, which also prevents the jailbreak from working on later versions. However, Apple was clearly spooked by the vulnerability. It was a rare admission that the iPhone was under active attack by hackers, but the company declined to say who the hackers were and who they were targeting.