News tagged ‘hack’
Looks like it’s Sunday again and that means I have to make a short review of the most interesting events of these days for people who don’t have enough time to read each post we publish during the week.
A group of hackers called The 1775 Sec has reportedly caused a breach of Apple database. The cybercriminals claim they’ve stolen some user information and posted it to the Web. While some of the users’ profiles and phone numbers seem to be legitimate, many of them are currently out of service, suggesting that the data is old.
The evad3rs have just released a new version of their jailbreak tool - evasi0n7 1.0.4, which is expected to bring numerous security improvements to the iOS 7 jailbreak.
The company from Cupertino has recently released iOS 7 beta 3. If you’re planning to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad running the latest beta using the official evasi0n7 tool, well, I should disappoint you - it won’t work. However, there’s another way out.
According to iH8sn0w, iOS 7.1 beta 3 doesn’t patch evasi0n7 untethered jailbreak. The hacker, however, thinks that in the next beta Apple will surely patch the exploits.
The p0sixspwn untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3 - 6.1.5 was updated on January 5th to version 1.0.5. The updated jailbreak tool is available for both Macs and Windows-based computers. It features OS X Snow Leopard support, several bugfixes and a number of other improvements. The update was announced by one of the hackers that created p0sixspwn - iH8Sn0w - on Twitter:
As you probably know, a few days ago iH8sn0w, winocm and SquiffyPwn have released an untethered jailbreak for smartphones and tablets running iOS 6.1.3 - 6.1.5 - p0sixspwn. At first it was available only for Mac users, however, things have changed. Yes, you’ve got that right, p0sixspwn (version 1.0.4) for Windows is finally out.
As you probably know, not long ago evad3rs released their untethered jailbreak for iOS 7. Right after the release, many iPad 2 owners began to complain that their tablets won’t boot properly. Good news - the hackers came up with a fix for the problem; it is called Evasi0n 1.0.2 and it’s a beta that is said to be very helpful for all those who have problems with second-gen iPads (Wi-Fi models in particular).
Cydia has received a major redesign and improved compatibility for iOS 7.
The update comes via a new Cydia Installer package available today from the Changes tab in Cydia.
Saurik explains the release:
A Chinese company reportedly paid evad3rs $1 million to install its third-party mobile application - Taig store. This app replaced Cydia on devices with default language set to Chinese. As to the hackers, they confirmed that they had received a kind of compensation from Taig. Take a look at the open letter posted on evad3rs' official
Good news for all those who have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 7 - all of a sudden, evad3rs released an untethered jailbreak for the seventh version of Apple’s mobile operating system. Evasion 7 jailbreak utility was released December 22nd. A kind of a Christmas present from hackers, huh?
According to the recent news, it is possible to hack Apple's FaceTime camera and control it remotely without the laptop’s user permission. This is what was proved by a court case against the teenager who recently took control over his classmate’s computer to take nude photos of her. Moreover, former FBI agent also says it is possible to hack the camera i.e. disable its green indicator and make it record video without user’s knowledge.
A guy named Jeff Keacher has recently successfully hacked a 27-year-old Mac Plus to make it browse the Internet. Although it takes 2 minutes for the computer to read the task and about 4 minutes to render the page, it works! One can actually open an Internet page using a 27-year-old Mac.
Famous hacker MuscleNerd has confirmed that iOS 7.0.4 is safe to update to for users who wait iOS 7 jailbreak and are already on iOS 7.
Those at 7.x waiting for JB, maybe treat 7.0.4 as exercise in restraint. Won’t affect JB if you slip up, but test your ability to avoid it!
…but for those enjoying the 6.x JB, avoid 7.0.4 . There’s no going back (always worth saying that for sake of JB newbies)
The last update we received about the possibility of iOS 7 jailbreak was in early October when Planetbeing tweeted, "We're still working hard on the jailbreak. May have all the pieces at this point (but not certain yet)."
MarketWatch says that Walmart will sell the iPhone 5c for $45 on contract and RadioShack will give a $50 gift card to each plastic iPhone buyer. Take a look at the original report below: