About two months ago, Apple released iOS 7.1 with some new features and to patch the famous Evasi0n 7 jailbreak vulnerability. Ever since of the release iOS 7.1 we haven’t seen any public release of iOS 7.1 jailbreak. But we have seen some videos of Jailbreaking an iPhone 4 on iOS 7.1. Earlier today, a famous hacker i0n1c has posted a picture of Jailbroken iPhone 5C running Cydia and iOS 7.1.1.
Before you get excited, please stay calm because it is just an image of iPhone 5C jailbroken iOS 7.1.1 (showed above) and not the public release of the iOS 7.1 jailbreak and I think that the public version of iOS 7.1 Jailbreak will not be out until the release of the next big iOS 8.
I0n1c has been out of the jailbreak since the release of the iOS 4.3, he worked for the iOS 4.1.3 but after that he has only been criticizing the jailbreak hackers specially the Evad3rs team. So, you should not expect too much from this developer. So, this photo will probably be just a teaser from the hacker. On the other hand, he may release the public jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 but it is highly unlikely. What do you think about this photo? Let me know in the comments section below.
Core utilities Darwin tools
iPhone Firmware Libnet
APT Berkeley DB
Debian packager diskdev-cmds Gawk
Link identity editor
Bourne again shell
Cydia installer Dev-Team dns2tcp gettext
GNU privacy guard
iBrowser libffi libutil Lynx
Darwin CC Tools developer-cmds Docs
GNU C Compiler GNU PG errors
inetutils libgcc libxml2 Make
Mobile phones and personal data assistant (PDA) appliances used to be limited in their functionality; however, today there are wireless devices that operate using advanced operating systems and support applications that are incredibly useful for conducting clandestine activities. As an example, Apple’s iPod touch runs on the UNIX-Darwin kernel, which is open source,2 POSIX compliant, and single UNIX specification version 3 (SUSv3) compliant. Because of this, advanced hacker appli- cations can be built and installed onto the device, making the iPod touch a powerful hacking platform.
Regardless, there are some interesting trends that we can examine and use to our advantage.
The first trend is the use of open-source operating systems. As already mentioned, the iPod touch and the iPhone, both products of Apple Inc., uses the Darwin operating system. Additional proprietary applications, including graphic interface software, have been added to these portable devices; however, the core system is undeniably UNIX based.
The second trend is the increase in computing power and memory. Although the iPod touch does not have the processing capabilities of desktops or even laptops, they are quite capable of processing large amounts of data rapidly. As a benchmark test, the iPod touch (first generation) was able to process 577 MD5 hashes per second using the password cracking tool “John the Ripper.” In comparison, the MacBook Pro with a 2.8GHz Intel Core Duo processor was able to process 7674 per second. Although about one-twelfth the capability of the MacBook Pro, the iPod touch results are still impressive for what many consider as simply a fancy MP3 player.
The method of obtaining applications needed for penetration testing or covert audio and video communication will vary, depending on the mobile platform. In the case of the Droid and Palm Pre, access to the underlying operating system is avail- able by design. However, in the case of the iPod touch, access to the operating system can only be achieved by “jailbreaking” the phone, which circumvents protection mechanisms installed by Apple.
The actual method of jailbreaking varies, depending on the generation of the iPod touch and the version of the installed software (HOW TO jailbreak is explained in another post -same hack section). Once jailbroken, we can place applications on our device through different repositories – the most notable is called “Cydia.” More information on Cydia can be found at http://cydia.saurik.com/.