iOS 6 jailbreak near at Hack In The Box - watch jailbreak panel livestream

Summary:At high-profile international security conference Hack In The Box talk of an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak For iPhone 5 reaches fever pitch as demo videos emerge.

With demos shown to attendees just yesterday, itt seems likely than an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 is set to materialize soon.

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In less than two hours at Hack In The Box an eagerly-awaited, livestreamed panel of notorious jailbreakers look to take the discussion to the next level.

A jailbreak is still unconfirmed at this time. But yesterday at the conference, a presentation that showed a demo of a kernel exploit in action brought talk of a real jailbreak of iOS 6 to a fever pitch.

Mark Dowd and Tarjei Mandt (Azimuth Security) presented their talk about Kernel Security for iOS 6 to HiTB attendees with a demo of the kernel exploit in action to install and run Cydia on an iOS 6 iPhone 5.

Dowd will be on this afternoon's panel and Hack In The Box Has Dowd and Mandt's presentation slides here.

The must-watch livestream for jailbreak hopefuls of Hack in the Box's iOS/OSX security panel features Mark Dowd, @MuscleNerd, @pod2g and @planetbeing.

It will be livestreamed on Hack In The Box's Ustream channel or you can watch it in the embed below at 10:30AM (PST), 1:30PM (EDT), 6:30AM (BST): 


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Earlier this week, a recently formed team of hackers #TeamDr1zzle worked tirelessly to produce keys to an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak for iPhone 5, 4S, 4, 3GS (rumored for iPads and iPods as well).

However, the group imploded and broke up - to then reform as not one, but two teams of hackers working toward the jailbreak.

It remains to be seen if anything will be revealed on the iOS/OSX security panel in a couple hours - but Hack In The Box is proving to be a hacker's playground where surprises are the norm.

One thing is certain: with so many determined hackers, we're close to iOS 6 jailbreak reality.

Topics: iOS, Apple, iPad, iPhone

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Ms. Violet Blue (tinynibbles.com, @violetblue) is a freelance investigative reporter on hacking and cybercrime at Zero Day/ZDNet, CNET and CBS News, as well as a noted sex columnist. She has made regular appearances on CNN and The Oprah Winfrey Show and is regularly interviewed, quoted, and featured in a variety of publications that inclu... Full Bio

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