Ian Beer is a known computer security expert that has a reputation for always finding flaws in Apple’s iOS operating system. The computer security expert shares these flaws and they usually play a major role in jailbreaking new versions of iOS. The latest security flaw that Ian Beer discovered was related to iOS 11.0-11.1.2 which helped developers create the first jailbreak tool for iOS 11.
iOS 11.3.1 Exploit
With that being said, we think it’s safe to say that iOS fans should be enthusiastic to find out that Ian beer recently published a new iOS 11.3.1 flaw. We should mention that iOS 11.3 has yet to be cracked, but this new flaw might point developers in the right direction. Things get even better than this since Ian Beer already posted the POC information about the new exploit and everyone can access it.
Apple is Quick to Respond
The interesting thing about this exploit is that Apple was quick to respond to it. The Cupertino based tech giant included a fix for the exploit in iOS 11.31., but this doesn’t mean that Apple fans will not be able to jailbreak their smartphone if a tool does come out.
People who own devices that are running a version of iPhone and iPad software that is smaller than iOS 11.3.1 will be able to benefit from the new exploit. Ian Beer announced that the discovered this security flaw back in February. This is what Ian Beer has to say about the flaw: “MacOS/iOS ReportCrash match port replacement due to failure to respect MIG ownership rules.”
Ian Beer himself said that this exploit could potentially be used by a jailbreak developer to create a tool that might crack iOS 11.3.1. However, the tool would still be in the early stages and we need to wait a little more until we get a stable version.
Nicole Hicks a graduate of UFT. She’s based in Toronto but travels much of the year. Nicole has written for NPR, Motherboard, MSN Money, and the Huffington Post. Nicole is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing.