Jailbreaking can make iOS devices more secure

Iphone_in_chainsApple has long insisted that one of the reasons it locks down the iPhone is security and that jailbreaking undermines said security. Well, at least for now that is not the case.

A zero-day PDF vulnerability has been found by Comex from the website and is currently being used to jailbreak current iOS devices. However, the vulnerability, present in even the most recent iOS version, could be used for much more nefarious purposes.

The real kicker in this story is that once you use the exploit to jailbreak your device, you can install a patch to fix the vulnerability. For the time being, then, jailbroken devices are more secure than stock iPhones.

Apple is already aware of the issue and is said to be working on a fix, but jailbroken users still had one first. Even if this occurrence is not a permanent reason to jailbreak, it certainly undermines the idea that a stock device is always more secure than a jailbroken one. 

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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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