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iOS 7.1.2 still vulnerable to Pangu untethered jailbreak


Yesterday's iOS 7 update featured relatively minor tweaks and big fixes, but one of the more surprising things about it is what it didn't address; It appears that the Pangu jailbreak tool -- which can provide an untethered jailbreak using either a Windows or Mac computer -- was not on Apple's "To Destroy" list for the most recent update, as the software works on iOS 7.1.2 just as it did on 7.1.1.

Pangu kind of came out of nowhere. For a long while after iOS 7.1, jailbreakers had pretty much accepted that the teams of iOS gurus working on breaks had turned their attention to iOS 8, and no further progress would be made for iOS 7. That all changed last week with the release of Pangu, so Apple likely didn't have a whole lot of time to work on patching out the vulnerability.

That's great news for jailbreakers who want the latest Apple security fixes, and considering Apple is adding all kinds of features to iOS 8 that were previously available only via jailbreak, it might be the last time you're tempted to perform the workaround.

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