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Apple gives Evad3rs credits for holes plugged in iOS 6.1.3

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Apple released an update to its iOS 6 mobile operating system to close a few of the security holes known. The company released iOS 6.1.3 earlier yesterday which fixes the security loopholes used by the popular Evasi0n jailbeaking app. This means that the company’s new operating system is no longer compatible with the Evasi0n tool. To put it in other words, you will not be able to use the existing Evasi0n jailbreaking tool to jailbreak iOS 6.1.3. So if you want a jailbroken iOS device, do not update to the latest version of the firmware.

With this update, the Cupertino based tech giant has done something really amazing and unexpected. The company has given credits to the Evad3rs team, the team behind the development of the Evasi0n jailbreaking tool. This is an unexpected move from the company because usually the company does not encourage jailbreaking. This is jailbreaking is an unofficial way to install apps and change the system code, something that the product has not been designed for.  And even though jailbreaking is not illegal, the company has always been against it.

But this does not mean that the company does not acknowledge it. It is no doubt the best way that the company can find out the security threats or loopholes in its software. And developers of the jailbreaking tools do not use these security holes to install any malicious code into the operating system, they just let users install apps that are not supported by Apple.

And since these people spends hours researching the loopholes in every new build of the software, it becomes easy for the company, it just has to fix the issues already discovered. The company has also hired such jailbreakers in the past as consultants to make the operating system more stronger and safer.

Source: Mac NN