iOS 7 jailbreak is available, but you shouldn’t download it just yet

Gregory D. Evans | Super Security Mogul

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You can now download an untethered jailbreak for every iDevice running iOS 7.0 to 7.0.4, including the iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, and the latest iPad Air and iPad Mini. Early reports suggest that the Evasi0n jailbreak, released by the Evad3rs group, works perfectly — but due to malware and other possible issues, we cannot recommend that you install it.

There is a lot of controversy surrounding both the development and release of this first iOS 7 jailbreak, and an internal source at Evad3rs tells ExtremeTech that the jailbreak contains “Chinese malware” — a prominent placement that reportedly netted a “high six figure” payment for the Evad3rs. Furthermore, with iOS 7.1 due to land any day now, there is concern that the Evasi0n jailbreak gives up the zero-day vulnerability too soon, allowing Apple to quickly plug the hole. Never has an iOS jailbreak been so entangled by such a…

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