Planetbeing has given us hope that a public jailbreak is near with his latest tweet.
Earlier today the hacker tweeted saying, "Tons of progress the last few days. I think the future is looking bright for jailbreaking. :)"
His tweet was followed up by one from fellow hacker pimskeks who said, "yeah @planetbeing looks like we made some #awesomesauce lately :D"
Progress on the public jailbreak appears to have accelerated after planetbeing teamed up with pod2g to find two new vulnerabilities.
Previously, planetbeing said that its unlikely a jailbreak will be released until iOS 6.1 drops; however, that is expected shortly. If the devs now have enough exploits to retain a failbreak that means we could see a jailbreak release in the very near future.