Apple gives nod to jail-breakers for exposing iOS 7.1 security flaws

Apple gives due credit to iOS jail-breakers for discovering several security flaws in iOS 7.1.

Published Tue, Mar 11 2014 6:48 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

While Apple may have had its differences with "jainbreakers" in the past, the company has actually given some of them some long overdue credit with the launch of iOS 7.1. During yesterdays launch of iOS 7.1, Apple listed out all of the security fixes that have been applied to the update and with the listings, recognized Evasi0n jailbreak for its contributions to finding four security flaws in the operating system.

Apple gives nod to jail-breakers for exposing iOS 7.1 security flaws |

Citing those who point out potentially dangerous flaws in software is a long standing tradition and we are glad to see that Apple is adhering to that tradition even though the flaws were pointed out by a group who teaches users how to hack their devices for more control. Apple also mentioned a student from Italy, a Google engineer, a security consultant, and even a researcher for helping make iOS 7.1 even safer. With the holes now patched, we wonder how long it will take for new ones to arise in iOS 7.1.


A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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