Pangu team, a Chinese programming team in the iOS community, have reportedly unveiled the jailbroken version of the latest operating system from Apple, iOS 10. Although it is a beta version of the firmware, it will be interesting to see if such cracks are possible in the regular release. The beta versions lack good security features, and many hackers have reportedly said that the final versions of the iOS will be difficult to crack. According to reports, Pangu which is a well-known team which makes jailbreaking tools for the Apple’s operation systems, have found many loopholes in the iOS 10 and may exploit those spots when the final version releases, before which Apple needs to fix the issue soon.
Pangu had earlier unveiled a jailbreak for iOS 9.3.4, which was an untethered crack and Apple had tried stopping such jailbreaking actions, by bringing the 9.3.5 version. But this has exposed a big flaw in the OS. The fact that Pangu can come up with unannounced untethered versions on new upgrades of the OS, and that too at such a less time, is a matter of concern for Apple before it launches iOS 10. Pangu at MOSEC 2016 had announced the crack for iOS 10. There are a huge number of Apple device users who are fans of the cracks and resorted to jailbreaking as they can access apps which are not present in the App Store. But at the same time, it can null the warranty that comes with the device from the manufacturer.
Also, it is true that the consumers can get vulnerable to data stealing and unauthorised access using malware etc. The least the users can do is to download apps from trustworthy sources. There are many verification sources. Though it is important to use the approved version of the OS, it is undeniable that the crack versions provide which the regular ones do not. Users should at least backup data as, there may be many security breaches, and also the fact that iOS 10 is still in the beta stage, so the flaws in it can make the users want to go back to the earlier version.