Apple's New 'Rootless' Security System Will Be a Heavy Blow to the Jailbreak Community

Apple's New 'Rootless' Security System Will Be a Heavy Blow to the Jailbreak Community

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Apple is working to upgrade iOS and OS X with a new 'Rootless' security system that's said to be a heavy blow to the jailbreak community, reports 9to5Mac.

Sources within Apple are particularly enthusiastic about a new security system called Rootless, which is being described internally as a “huge,” kernel-level feature for both OS X and iOS. To prevent malware, increase the safety of extensions, and preserve the security of sensitive data, Rootless will prevent even administrative-level users from being able to access certain protected files on Apple devices. Sources say that Rootless will be a heavy blow to the jailbreak community on iOS, though it can supposedly be disabled on OS X. Even with this Rootless feature coming to OS X, sources say that the standard Finder-based file system is not going away this year.

Apple has been busy closing vulnerabilities used to jailbreak with each of the last three iOS updates blocking exploits used to jailbreak.

As of yet, a public jailbreak of iOS 8.3 has not been released (although one of iOS 8.4 beta has been demonstrated) and we've yet to see a jailbreak surface for the new Apple Watch.

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Apple's New 'Rootless' Security System Will Be a Heavy Blow to the Jailbreak Community

Leif - May 26, 2015 at 8:53am
When I have bought an iPhone/iPad it is MINE!! How dare Apple try to interfere with how I use my legally obtained hardware?
if you can they can - May 28, 2015 at 5:34am
if you can jailbreak someone else could jailbreak and access your data that they wouldn't be able to, or use a device they stole from you in most cases, but I am totally pro JB
Camar - May 26, 2015 at 7:55am
Why do people have to attack each other in every comment thread? People have differing opinions about everything which is fine obviously, but there's no need to belittle someone just because they see things differently. Some people like me accept the security risk of jailbreaking and and some prefer the pure iOS experience and the safety it provides. To each his own. Be nice people.
King Rollo - May 25, 2015 at 10:25pm
They will be doing his to protect their IP and core technology.. Or Expect the Chinese to clone to hell out of apple within years..
That Dude - May 24, 2015 at 3:46pm
Imagine how silly it would seem if GM car company acted like Apple: They would try to stop people from putting custom paint jobs, their own stereo system, etc. JC Whitney would shut down. All parts must be GM only. I PAID FOR MY IPHONE let me do with it as I wish. Just like my car - if I want to screw up the mpg & supe the engine let me!
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