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Articles tagged with: jailbroken

iOS 5 Beta 4 Gets Jailbroken

The much awaited release of iOS 5 is now over, at least for iOS developers. A few hours back Apple released the beta 4 version of the much awaited iOS 5 to developers.

But guess what? Just a few hours after the release of this operating system, the hacker community has found a way to jailbreak this OS. Marvelous and very fast indeed.

Apple’s iOS 4.3.4 Fixes PDF Bug, Blocks Jailbreaking

Apple has just released a software update for iOS phones and tablets that fixes a serious vulnerability in the operating system in regards to the way PDF files handled fonts. The vulnerability included the potential of a malicious PDF file to sneak malware into the device.

Of course, before you hurry to update your iOS gadget, do note that the refresh also prevents hacking and jailbreaking. So, it’s kind of a double edged sword, and if jailbreaking means anything to you, you’ll stay away from this update and quit using PDFs all together.

Is Your Jailbroken iOS Device, Secure?

Many computer enthusiasts and geeks worldwide opt to jailbreak their devices as soon as they get them. Why? Let’s just say it allows you to do more with your new device. And while iOS5 will prevent new devices to be jailbroken, there are still millions of people who use older iPads and iPhones that were given the golden key to freedom.

However, a recently released code for the jailbreaking software could expose the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to malicious software, and all it takes is a single hack.

Apple Prevents Users From Downgrading iOS

Apple will no longer let users roll their iPhone operating systems (iOS) back to previous versions to prevent them from jailbreaking the smartphone. Apple plans on implementing the new security feature as soon as iOS 5 is launched.

The term jailbreaking means to hack your operating system so you can unlock special features, software capabilities, and sometimes hardware capabilities as well. The good news is that the security feature will only be installed in versions iOS 5 and future versions of the iOS. iOS 4 will still be able to be jailbroken as well as any Apple devices of the current generation or a previous generation.

Sony Caves In To Geohot & Co.

After the long man hunt of PS3 Hacker George Hotz, followed by the requests of Anonymous to stop the man hunt, both parties have announced today that they will settle the lawsuit out of court. George Hotz, the hacker who published a key and a tool to jailbreak the PlayStation3 will be forbidden to publish the code but will not have to acknowledge any “wrongdoing of any kind.” Sony will drop all charges, and will no longer target him nor his website.

The Ultimate Spy For Your Device

For Jailbroken devices, iKeyGuard is the only key logger available to individuals looking to log any forgotten details, assuming they are using the keylogger on their own device. What’s a little worrisome however is that if you were to install the program on someone else’s device, the application is invisible, which seems a bit like an invasion of privacy. After you download it from Cydia, the only way you can access the application is through…

How To Root Your Motorola Xoom, The Easy Way

Many of you have heard of jailbreaking/rooting and want to try the method for yourself but aren’t too familiar with programming or hacking.

Well, now there is an Android application that will allow you to get the most out of your device without having to sweat the details. Although this easier method does exist, users beware…

PS3 Hacker GeoHot Flees To South America

According to VentureBeat, Sony says that 21-year-old George Hotz, a hacker who reverse-engineered the security system for the PlayStation 3, has fled the country to South America in attempts to avoid a court hearing that he destroyed evidence. “Sony said in a court filing that Hotz, known as GeoHot, lied about having a PlayStation Network account and destroyed his computer hard disks rather than hand them over to Sony’s lawyers. Hotz allegedly wrote code capable of circumventing the security protection on the PS 3 so it can run unauthorized software and pirated games.”