On Saturday, hackers and developers released the first public
jailbreak for Apple’s iOS operating system that they say works at
launch on all iOS devices. A hacker who worked on the jailbreak
says it works by taking advantage of a vulnerability in iOS that
Apple is not aware of, or a so-called zero day.
The news signals the first time a jailbreak has been released that
works on all devices on launch day since iOS 10, according to iOS
security researcher Pwn20wnd, who discovered the underlying
vulnerability powering the new jailbreak.
“iPhones are getting more secure every year because Apple is
learning their mistakes from public jailbreaks or attacks they
find in the wild,” Pwn20wnd told Motherboard in an online chat.
Neither of those linked articles supports the idea that Apple’s “security image” is faltering, and the second one dates to December 2017.