PanGu is the tool for jailbreaking which was released by a team of Chinese hackers, and PanGu allows users to jailbreak their iPads and iPhones running iOS 7.1.x. They’ve now modified and revamp the tool for it to work with the latest iOS 8 beta.
A user on Reddit by the name of wOrldello is claiming to have patched the PanGu binary to include the capability of jailbreaking iOS 8. To prove his point, wOrldella posted screenshots showing the PanGu app icon together with the redesigned iOS 8 Control Centre: plus the PanGu Mac app showing an iPhone 5s running iOS 8.
wOrldello advises that the exploits used in Pangu 1.0.x have been patched by Apple, but they haven’t patched the vulnerabilities used in PanGu 1.2.x in iOS 8 betas. The main concern is whether these vulnerabilities will be present in iOS 8 GM or the final version of iOS 8.
Digital Privacy Concerns Over Photo Hacking
Privacy certainly isn’t what it used to be, proven by the latest celebrity photo hacking incident.
It doesn’t matter whether people are famous, or just everyday people, but we are always going to be storing stuff online or into cloud-based storage systems; and the ‘stuff’ ranges from important financial date to the occasional nude photograph. People are outraged by hacking, but there will always be digital engagement and certainly no guarantee of privacy in the future.