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Fixing iOS 7 SSL / TLS Security Bug Without Upgrading To 7.0.6 [Guide]

by Fahad Saleem

Recently, Apple has released iOS 7.0.6 update for fixing the SSL bugs that was already meshed in the famous OS. Apple announced that these patches-cum-updates are actually bug-fixes for an SSL-related exploit that was reported by millions of users around the globe. Apple was late to update but, for the normal users, it was a good news. But updating your OS on your iPhone is not always safe, is it? There are so much third party interactions, app fixes and the loop holes which are left bare during the update. Your jail broken device can get locked or bricked, and you end up getting updated for the worst results. Now however, thanks to the jail breaking gurus out there, we have a solution for you through which you can get rid of the iOS 7 SSL / TLS Security Bug without updating to 7.0.6 from Apple’s official patch release.

Why are we suggesting to bypass the official Apple bug fix is the question that must come to your mind. As I said, man-in-the-middle attacks on public WiFi networks, loop holes, focused hackers who always wait for bug fix patches are all targeting on this SSL bug fix and the device becomes a sitting duck. To tackle this, the famous jailbreak apps and tweaks developer Ryan Petrich released an amazing SSLPatch on his repository. Installing the tweak patches the SSL exploit on earlier versions of iOS 7. Many people like me waited a long time patiently for this, by not upgrading their device since  iOS 7.0.6 was released. Any official update runs down you jail broken device and efforts and wastes the real fun of  having an iPhone.

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Ryan Petrich open-source’d SSLPatch so developers can ensure it effectively patches the problem. No one has complained about its authenticity yet, and there is no question of safety breach because the safety checking tools like say that the device is working perfectly fine and safe from Apple’s SSL exploit.

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SSLPatch is available for free but you will first need to add Ryan Petrich’s repo to Cydia. For that, Open and launch Cydia, and add ‘’ under Manage > Sources > Edit > Add. After installation, you will need to reboot your device. Enjoy!



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