The year 2014 was stacked with hacking incidents, which left most of us wondering about the privacy that we have online. While quite a few large firms were brought down by the hackers, the question about security over the internet has been an important topic of discussion. Many companies on the other hand have been trying out to bring in systems, than can be stated as a system that cannot be hacked. Apple is probably the leader in this regard as the reports suggests that most of the hackers are finding it very difficult to get into iOS 9, which is due to release in some time.
According to the reports, jailbreaker Luca Todesco has at last broken into iOS 8.4.1, but sadly this will probably be of no use, when Apple Inc. officially launches iOS 9 for the public. The challenges for the jailbreakers have increased greatly, as the iPhone-maker is seemingly using a rootless technology for iOS 9 that is literally rendered the operating system impenetrable.
The only possible substitute for a jailbreak right now is the Semi JB’s Partial break, that partially allows the users to install Cydia, but with a set of limited functions. On the other hand, Team PanGu has released a beta version for the jailbreak of iOS 9, but still there is not a clear indication towards the success of it. PanGu believes that the beta version will also be working on iOS 9.1, but then again there has been no official announcement.
Zerodium, a security firm on the other hand has announced a bounty of $3 million for those who can come up with a jailbreak solution for iOS 9. It will be interesting to see how the jailbreakers come up with a solution to the challenge put forward by Zerodium.
The program is open until October 31st, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. EDT, and may be terminated prior to its expiration if the total payout to researchers reaches three million U.S. dollars ($3,000,000.00).