jailbreaking News

  • Explaining the Apple Maps debacle

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 12:17 pm

    Confused about the uproar over Apple Maps? Allow us to explain it so even mom will understand
  • iPhone and iPad security: 4 tips to stay safe

    Posted July 23, 2011 - 7:45 am

    While waiting for Apple to fix the Jailbreakme.com 3.0 vulnerability, follow these four practices to avoid being bitten by malware.
  • JailbreakMe 3.0 and the iOS PDF flaw: Protect your business

    Posted July 7, 2011 - 4:49 pm

    The cat-and-mouse game between Apple and those who would "liberate" its iOS devices is back on after Wednesday's launch of JailbreakMe 3.0, a website that hacks iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads to allow software unapproved and undistributed by Apple onto the devices.
  • Motorola to make its phones easier to jailbreak

    Posted April 28, 2011 - 10:30 am

    Hacking on Motorola Android-based devices is about to get even easier--and better yet--official (well, to some extent, anyway). According to a report on Wired.com, Motorola is planning on releasing a firmware patch toward the end of the year that would bring the unlockable/relockable bootloader found on the Xoom to its Android-based smartphones.
  • iPad 2 already jailbroken, running Cydia

    Posted March 14, 2011 - 4:12 pm

    Last week, we informed you that iOS 4.3 had been jailbroken less than 24 hours after Apple released the new software. Apple then released the iPad 2, an guess what? It too has been jailbroken!
  • Sony attempt to 'restrain' PlayStation 3 hackers doomed?

    Posted January 12, 2011 - 2:45 pm

    Sony's clearly readying the hounds to foil recent hacks that lay bare the PlayStation 3's once impregnable security routines. But in light of recent rulings about 'jailbreaking', do they have a legal leg to stand on?
  • iPod nano hacked, jailbreak to follow?

    Posted December 28, 2010 - 5:18 pm

    The touch screen iPod nano doesn't run Apple's iOS, but that hasn't prevented users from trying (and succeeding) in hacking it. So far, the initial hack doesn't offer much, but it could just be the first of many.
  • Is iOS jailbreaking an enterprise security threat?

    Posted December 17, 2010 - 1:09 pm

    Apple’s recent decision to disable an iOS jailbreak detection API has renewed debate over the enterprise risks of letting unauthorized apps run on iOS devices. We talked to a mobile security consultant for some perspective on the polarizing topic.
  • Apple quietly drops iOS jailbreak detection API

    Posted December 10, 2010 - 6:29 pm

    Apple apparently has thrown in the towel, quietly dropping in iOS 4.2 an API that was intended to discover if the OS had been compromised and jailbroken.
  • Oh Hai! Apple TV Officially Hacked

    Posted October 21, 2010 - 11:33 am

    While Apple’s back was turned prepping for its October 20th Keynote, one hacker going by the handle p0sixninja decided to put the Greenpois0n jailbreak to the test and officially jailbreak the new Apple TV.
  • Apple iOS 4.1 "Greenpois0n" jailbreak tool set for 10/10/10

    Posted October 8, 2010 - 10:12 am

    A member of the Chronic Dev Team has tweeted that the heavily anticipated greenpois0n Apple iOS 4.1 jailbreaking solution will be released on Sunday: 10/10/10 at 10:10:10 a.m.
  • JailbreakMe Exploits Serious iPhone Security Flaw

    Posted August 3, 2010 - 10:56 am

    JailbreakMe makes the process of jailbreaking the Apple iPhone much simpler and less intimidating. Just visit a Web site on the iPhone, and voila! Jailbroken iPhone. Think about that for a minute, though. The simple act of visiting a Web site is able to fundamentally alter the core functionality of iOS.
  • Apple loses bid to criminalize iPhone jailbreaking

    Posted July 26, 2010 - 4:41 pm

    Apple lost its bid today to criminalize "jailbreaking," the practice of hacking an iPhone to install unauthorized apps on the smartphone, according to a decision by the U.S. Copyright Office and the Library of Congress.
  • Fight to legalize iPhone jailbreaking set for Friday

    Posted May 1, 2009 - 4:06 pm

    Apple's iPhone marketing chief will square off against the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others Friday as the U.S. Copyright Office considers whether to allow an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that would permit jailbreaking.
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