The Pangu jailbreak team has actually revealed on Weibo that a number of its prominent members will certainly be attending this year’s Black Hat UNITED STATE, a conference meant for the InfoSec neighborhood that has actually been held annually in Las Vegas for the last eighteen years. After just recently demonstrating an iOS 8.3 jailbreak at the MOSEC security conference in Shanghai, this brand-new forum ought to supply an outstanding play ground for the group to discuss the security design of Apple’s iOS in greater information.
It’s completely reasonable that a great deal of the attention will now be concentrated on iOS 9, particularly considering it has formally made its first public getaway during Apple’s WWDC 2015 keynote earlier today. Much more so, TaiG – – another prominent team in the jailbreak scene – has actually revealed that it is presently diverting its concentrate on an iOS 9 jailbreak, with no objective to launch an iOS 8.3 or iOS 8.4 jailbreak option right now. Pangu Group however, is currently concentrating all its collective efforts on iOS 8.3/ 8.4 and will certainly go over the security of the current-generation firmware in a talk that is entitled “Review and Exploit Neglected Attack Surfaces in iOS 8“.
The two-day centerpiece will occur in Las Vegas in between August 5-6 and will certainly feature the talk provided by Pangu Employee Tielei Wang, Hao Xu, and Xiaobo Chen. As part of its main postings, the Pangu Group has supplied a rather technical overview of what will certainly be talked about in greater detail throughout the discussion:
The security design of iOS significantly minimizes the attack surfaces for iOS. Since iOS has actually acquired increasing attention due to its rising popularity, most major attack surfaces in iOS such as mobile safari and IOKit kernel extensions have been well studied and tested. This talk will first examine some formerly known attacks against these surfaces, and afterwards concentrate on analyzing and mentioning those neglected attack surfaces. Furthermore, this talk will certainly check out how to use fuzzing screening and whitebox code auditing to the overlooked attack surface areas and share fascinating workings with.
Like we said, the discussion is intended mainly at the seasoned InfoSec neighborhood and will likely go instantly over the head of average iOS device users.
It was only the other day when we heard that another Chinese group ‘‘ Keen Group’is working on an iOS 9 jailbreak with support from the Pangu Group. Judging by how things are going, we’re expecting some excellent news from popular jailbreak groups in the days and weeks to come, so stay tuned.