Rumor has it Apple developers are busy tightening the security features of the next generation mobile platform iOS 9 so that no jail breaks can be created for iOS 9 by the developers. Such security features would not only be a part of iOS 9, but it will be also integrated in OS X 10.11.
9to5Mac’s reporters informed that the new security system that will be installed in iOS 9 will be called Rootless. The main function of Rootless would be stop sharing information and at the same time preventing malwares from effecting the existing files present in the OS.
Moreover, we have heard that developers at Apple are engaged in designing a system whereby Administration rights would be restricted. So much so that even the users would not have access to all the OS files which runs the gadget. Without access to the root files it would be impossible for developers to create jailbreaks for the next generation iOS 9.
Though there has been no official confirmation with regard to integration of Rootless security feature, but just in case it turns out to be true, it will be a major lead against the jailbreakers. Previously we have seen Apple developers floating patches and fixes to guard iOS jailbreakers, who creates unauthorized version of the OS for use. Lately, we have seen Apple floating patch CVE-2015-1062 for preventing jailbreakers from hacking iOS 8.2 and CVE-2015-1087 patch was sent for iOS 8.3.
Rootless security system would be also used in OS X and OS X 10.11 for Apple’s PCs. However, according to the latest report users would have the option of disabling Rootless in OS X and OS X 10.11 if they want to.
The release date and other features of iOS 9 will be officially announced by Apple in the WWDC 2015 which is going to commence from 8th June. We will keep our readers updated accordingly.