Comex has responded to the leaked iPad 2 jailbreak that was apparently stolen using a possible dictionary attack.
Congratulations, some moron used a dictionary attack(?) to leak a buggy version and put me on a useless time limit.
It looks like a fake jailbreak tool for iOS 4.x has been circulating recently, which claims to be using the SHAtter exploit.
Please do NOT download it as it is a trojan that steals passwords from computers.
SHAtter was a new exploit discovered by pod2g of the Chronic Dev Team, which allows the use of unsigned code execution that could jailbreak iDevices for life. Ars Technica who were alerted about the fake jailbreaking tool by security researcher Costin Raiu at Kapersey Labs report:
Can’t say we’ve heard of the Pleco Chinese Dictionary app prior to today even though it’s been around for two full version releases. Of course, we’ve seen plenty of Google Goggle-like smartphone apps that can snap pictures and then convert the image to text using optical character recognition (OCR) — something that can be incredibly useful when important stacks of business cards.
Apple released iOS 4.0.2 yesterday to fix the security vulnerability in iOS 4 and iOS 4.0.1 that was used by JailbreakMe – the web-based method to jailbreak iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
Experts had raised concerns that the security vulnerability in iOS could be exploited in a similar way by malicious websites to install malware. If you have jailbroken your iPhone and don’t want to upgrade to iOS 4.0.2 as you will end up breaking your jailbreak then you will be relieved to know that there is a solution for you.
Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs had posted an open letter elaborating on the reasons why Apple has chosen not to allow Adobe Flash on their platform.
But that hasn’t stopped Comex, developer of jailbreaking tools like JailbreakMe and Spirit from figuring out a way to hack iOS to get Flash content to work on Apple’s iDevices.
JailbreakMe 2.0 released by Comex is the easiest method to jailbreak iPhone but it doesn’t hactivate the iPhone, which is required if you don’t want to use the official iPhone carrier SIM.
Sherif Hasim had figured out an easy way to activate iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G without needing the official iPhone carrier SIM but looks like it doesn’t work anymore as users are reporting that they are getting “Different SIM detected” error message.
Developers, developers, developers: Apple is now seeding the second iteration of the iOS 4.1 beta your way. It’s been just shy of two weeks since beta 1 hit the scene, which is about on par with the pace of revisions for previous beta releases. We haven’t had a chance yet to dive in and see what changes are afoot, but we’re downloading now and will be sure to let you know if we notice anything.
Well, it’s about time. Touted back in March as one of the pillar apps to benefit from the new multitasking API, Skype has finally been updated to iOS 4 compatibility. We’re seeing crisper, more retina display-friendly graphics and, more importantly, background VoIP (not for iPhone 3G, naturally). A notification window will pop up when you’re called or messaged, and you can use other apps while on the line chatting to international friends at reduced rates. Even on the lock screen, if you receive a call, sliding to unlock will take you immediately into the call. Video chat still isn’t here — a darn shame given the lack of other options now — but now you’ve got even more of a reason to rack up those rollover minutes on AT&T’s voice plan. Download away!
Update: Remember when Skype was talking about charging extra for calls over 3G starting this month? Straight from the horse’s mouth: “we no longer have plans to charge a supplement to make calls over 3G.”
iH8sn0w, developer of popular jailbreaking tools such as Sn0wbreeze has just published a detailed guide on how to jailbreak iOS 4 for iPhone 3GS with new bootrom for Mac users.
Windows users can checkout this guide to jailbreak iOS 4 for iPhone 3GS (new bootrom) with SHSH blobs (ECID files).
Some important points before we proceed:
This guide is only for advanced users.
This guide is for Mac users, Windows users can checkout this guide.
Please note that jailbreaking your iPhone may void your warranty and hence proceed with caution.
Do not forget to backup your iPhone before you proceed. You can refer to this post for instructions on how to backup your iPhone 3GS.
AppleCare Protection Plan may cover certain types of damage, but it sure didn’t stop up today’s alleged leak — if you pick an unlocked iPhone at the online Apple Store for Canada, Australia or the UK today and click the “Learn more” button on the AppleCare option, you’ll be treated to this “iWork for iPhone” containing screen. Coupled with the “Open in Keynote” prompt we saw a few weeks back, we may picking up the crumbs of a real app here, even if productivity isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when fondling that Retina Display.
[via Engadget ]