iOS 10 Jailbreak Release Date, Latest News & Update: Apple’s Bug Bounty Challenge Is Proof Why Hackers Have Fallen Short

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Nov 11, 2016 12:12 PM EST

As most know, Apple continues to roll out updates for its devices with the last being iOS 10.1.1. Despite the flaws tied up to iOS 10, Pangu, TaiG and other hacking groups have failed to come up with a working crack with the last being iOS 9.3.3.

As mentioned in a previous post, there have been a couple of iOS 10 jailbreaks coming out recently though most have been purely for show. The fact that these guys cannot make their discoveries public only shows that no authentic iOS 10 jailbreak is actually out there.

So is Pangu, TaiG or hacking groups even close to a potential iOS 10 jailbreak? While Apple has thwarted all ambitions with its frequent iOS 10 updates, the Cupertino company’s Bug Bounty Challenge could be another reason why no one has come out with a crack.

For those who are unaware, the Bug Bounty Program is something put up by Apple for hackers, a challenge issued but only via invites. The intent of the program is to see if hackers can find ways to discover flaws and vulnerabilities for iOS. Hackers who are able to find such will be rewarded with prizes worth up to $200,000, Neurogadget reported.

While that should be a lucrative sum to look forward to, it is also a tactic from Apple to discover bugs that even their team are unable to find. As far as iOS jailbreaks are concerned, it technically saves them the problem of identifying the flaws before an actual iOS jailbreak tool comes out in the open.

Depending on how one looks at it, Apple is technically rewarding the people who are able to crack their code and preventing them from rolling out jailbreaking tools that would make Apple look bad. Compared to public releases, being rewarded with cool cash may be one of the reasons why hackers have opted to take up Apple’s offer and hence no sign of an actual iOS jailbreak.

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