As we have told you earlier, the exploits by Chronic Dev Team for untethered iOS 5 jailbreak are already patched by Apple. It does not mean its the end of the world. If you read their whole blog post, you will get to know that they are still working hard on it.
Chronic Dev Team has also explained how Apple finds any kind of exploits in iOS devices. It was brought to our attention by them that Apple actually uses the crash reports that is sent to them from all iOS devices. The company check these crash reports to find exploits.
The team has also explained how their exploits for untethered iOS 5 jailbreak are being patched by Apple. Yes you can guess it now, the same crash reports are being used. We have to admit that Apple is doing its job to protect us. They are not right after the exploits that these developers used to release jailbreaks. Apple is right after every kind of vulnerabilities in their software to provide us a better security.
How Apple Finds Exploits
One of the primary challenges in working with userland exploits is that, every time any program crashes on your iPhone, a “crash report” is generated and instantly sent back to Apple. As you can imagine, while we’re working out all the kinks in the exploitation of a vulnerability, we may need to crash any particular program thousands & thousands of times.
It’s possible to change your iTunes settings to stop sending this diagnostic information back to Apple, and of course everyone in Chronic Dev has made this change on all our development machines. However, even this is not always 100% effective at preventing Apple from obtaining our data. For instance, if one of us is at a friend’s house and plugs our iPhone up to his or her computer (even just to charge it), it’s very likely that computer is set up to send all our valuable data & crash reports right back to Apple.
As a side note, this is also the primary reason we’re unable to perform or allow any public beta testing of our software before it’s released. Any potential beta tester could be unknowingly sending crash reports back to Apple, which would prematurely alert the company to our exploits & the discovery of their vulnerabilities before we even have the chance to release.
Chronic Dev Team has also asked users to send them these crash reports so they can use Apple’s way to find exploits. This information can be very helpful for them to find a big number of exploits. They have released a software to send these reports to them that you can find below.
Help Us Help You: Send Us Your Crash Reports
Instead of allowing this vicious cycle to continue, we decided to write a new program to turn Apple’s own beast against its master, per se. All this program requires from you is to attach your iOS device to your computer and click a single button!
At this point, the program copies all the crash reports off your device (which, under normal circumstances, would be sent right back to Apple), and instead sends this data to a secure, private server hosted by your friendly Chronic Dev team. Next, our program proceeds to neuter your copy of iTunes, simply by changing your settings to prevent your computer from sending any further diagnostic information from your device to Apple.
Using this agglomeration of your crash reports and our ninja skills, Chronic Dev will be able to quickly pinpoint vulnerabilities in various programs by using the same techniques Apple currently employs. At the very least, your data will help point us in the direction of which applications are the most vulnerable, so we can focus our time & energy on these with laser-like intensity. And, of course, this will also prevent Apple from accessing all your valuable data, just so they can then turn around and use it against you. via
Download cdev Reporter 1.0 For Mac
The software is very easy to use. Just run the application and click on Do It button. It will take few seconds to send them the crash reports.
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