Google releases tool that helps security researchers hack iOS devices
Created by noted iOS bug hunter Ian Beer, the tool released on Monday takes advantage of an exploit called “tfp0,” which has since been patched in Apple’s latest iOS 11.2 release.
Beer, a member of Google’s Project Zero, told Motherboard the proof of concept is designed to help security researchers test the security layers of iOS without curating their own exploits. The tool was tested on iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 and iPod touch 6G, but Beer is confident it will work on all devices.
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