Exploit vendor Zerodium has added new categories to its payout list, with sums of half a million dollars (US) on offer for fully functioning weaponised exploits against Signal, WhatsApp, Telegram and other encrypted messaging apps.
Jailbreaking allows iOS users to access a range of apps outside the safe walled garden known as Apple’s App Store.
XcodeGhost is back and hackers have apparently claimed a US$1-million-dollar bounty by finding a true, remote jailbreak of an iPhone running iOS 9.1 (and 9.2 is affected).
Developer communities are complaining that the pace of iOS updates – essentially 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.2, 8.3 on 8 April, 8.4 in Beta testing and 9 by year end – are making it hard for jailbreak coders to keep up.
Apple has released iOS 6.1.3 and Apple TV to address multiple security issues, including some used by the Evasi0n jailbreak.
Apple can’t say that Jailbreaking is illegal, it is just a violation of the iOS end user licence but a revised support article issued 3 February makes it pretty clear that it is concerned. Jailbreak advocates would however disagree…
Some Apple users resent the walled garden approach so they use a technique called “Jailbreak” to knock down a few of them.
US legislators have determined that it could be illegal to unlock a phone from a carrier’s network. WTF???
The wait for an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1 is finally over, with French hacker Pod2G and the Dev Team hackers releasing a jailbreak tool called 'Absinthe', which is indeed a form of 'greenpois0n'.
Web articles from dubious sounding sources may well be promising that full jailbreaks and unlocks for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 are available, but they're still scams, with French hacker 'pod2g' showing photos of jailbroken 2 and 4S devices and promising public availability is still 'coming soon'.
Warning: all those sites promising a jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 are lying to you, as it's not possible yet, but if hacker 'pod2g' is successful, a jailbreak for devices running the A5 processor (which is the iPhone 4S and iPad 2) might be coming in the next week or two.
With the launch of the 2012 iPhone 5 still at least six to nine months away, all of the attention is on the unjailbreakable iPhone 4S and iPad 2, but as of very late 2011, the iPhone 4, iPad and iPod Touch with A4 processors can finally be jailbroken.
Rumours are flying that Apple will release iOS 4.3.2 within the next two weeks.
Giving the iPhone a bigger screen has resulted in an iPad, but now what seems to be a group of German hackers and designers has gone one bigger, letting you turn your iPhone into a 58-inch LED screen multitouch iPhone Table, but there's a catch: you'll need to jailbreak and there's no word yet on the price!
Original iPhone hardware hacker, George Hotz or 'Geohot', has beaten the iPhone Dev Team to an iOS 4.1 jailbreak called Limera1n, giving users to wish to jailbreak their iPad (on iOS 3.2.2), iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4th Gen or the iPod Touch 3rd Gen that ability again, after iOS 4.1 initially took it away, with Geohot promising the jailbreak should work with the upcoming iOS 4.2 and future iOS releases.
Considered the Mt Everest of hacking, the PlayStation 3 has reportedly been broken by a USB Jailbreak dongle produced in Australia.
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