Bad news for Apple.
The Chinese hacking team Pangu is back and has once again surprised everyone with a jailbreak for iOS 12 running on the brand-new iPhone XS.
Well, that was really fast.
Pangu jailbreak team has been quiet for a while, since it last released the untethered jailbreak tool for iOS 9 back in October 2015.
Jailbreaking is a process of removing limitations on Apple’s iOS devices so users can install third-party software not certified by Apple.
Today, Android and iOS security researcher Min(Spark) Zheng shared a Tweet with two screenshots showing a working jailbreak on Apple’s newly released iPhone XS with A12 Bionic chip achieved by one of the Pangu researchers.
The Tweet also revealed that the iOS 12 jailbreak works by bypassing a functional PAC (Pointer authentication codes) mitigation implemented in the new Apple’s A12 Bionic chip.
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