Jailbreaker Claims Flaw Can Crash Any iPhone
Demoed in a YouTube video, the untethered jailbreak works on the latest version of iOS, though devices with A5 chips or higher apparently are out of the running for now.
The fight to jailbreak Apple's A5-chip-powered devices, specifically the iPhone 4S and the iPad, is nearing its end. Hacker "pod2g" and his crew of iOS exploit seekers have released photos and videos of a jailbroken iPhone 4S and a jailbroken iPad 2, both running iOS 5.0.1.
Apple's new iPhone has had its inner workings tinkered with, allowing for customisations galore.
Hacker group Dev-Team (specifically noted jailbreaker @comex) has released the latest version of its popular iOS device jailbreaking tool, jailbreakme.com, available entirely online.
Jailbreaker iH8sn0w has released images of an iPad running the MobileTerminal jailbreak application, exposing the command line to users, suggesting that the iOS 4.2 firmware (still in beta) will be jailbroken upon its release this November.
Microsoft has offered to send a free Windows Phone 7 smart phone to infamous iPhone jailbreaker Geohot, as it reaches out to hackers and homebrew developers.
Researchers can make $500 or more for reporting security holes on Facebook.com.
Facebook becomes the latest tech company to hire a notorious hacker - but it's not the only one.
Facebook has hired iPhone and Sony PS3 hacker "Geohot," but it's not the only company to bring a well-known hacker into the corporate fold.