News tagged ‘security’
According to the latest rumors, both Evasi0n and Pangu jailbreak utilities have been recently nominated for 2014 Pwnie Awards. This award is presented to those developers and security researchers, who find bugs or important exploits in the software. This year’s award will be given to a developer (or the developers) that made some important discoveries in the period of the past twelve months.
According to the recent reports from reliable sources, Apple expanded its Apple ID two-step verification feature to 48 new countries. Now the users from 59 countries all over the world have an opportunity to set up the two-step authentication on their iPhones and iPads.
Apple on Monday officially released OS X Mavericks 10.9.4. The new version of the operating system for Macs contains a number of important improvements and bug fixes. OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 is recommended for all users since “it improves the stability, compatibility, and security” of the computer.
Apple has released iOS 7.1.2 to users worldwide. This iOS version contains a number of important enhancements, new features and bug fixes. iOS 7.1.2 is compatible with Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Using Pangu (Windows) [iOS 7.1-7.1.2]
This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.1 - iOS 7.1.2 firmwares using Pangu for Windows.
This tutorial works for:
- iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S
- iPod Touch 5G
- iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2
- iOS 7.1
- iOS 7.1.1
- iOS 7.1.2
UPDATE: It works on iOS 7.1.2 as well!
Today a team of Chinese hackers have released an untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.1.1. The utility is called Pangu.
Currently a jailbreak utility is only available for Windows users.
The team credits famous hacker i0n1c, who introduced the infoleak bug during his training. By the way i0n1c has said, "if pangu team releases a public jailbreak with vulnerabilities disclosed to them during my training I consider this in no way okay."
Good news for all jailbreakers - looks like Apple’s new iOS 8 is jailbreakable. According to what security expert Stefan Esser (aka i0n1c) has tweeted a couple of hours ago, the guys from Cupertino haven’t fixed the kernel bug used to jailbreak iOS-devices. This means that immediately after the public release of iOS 8 we may have a jailbreak for it.
According to what people familiar with the matter say, Apple may launch a new software platform called “Smart Home” at the Worldwide Developers Conference, which kicks off next week. The new system will allow iPhone users to control their home security system, lights etc. directly from their smartphone.
You've probably heard about the iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak developed by i0n1c and Winocm. As it turns out, there's another jailbreak. It was developed by the researchers Yeongjin Jang and Tielei Wang.
Good news for all jailbreakers - iOS 7.1.1 has been jailbroken. According to the image shared by famous security researcher Stefan Esser aka i0n1c, the devices running iOS 7.1.1 can be successfully hacked.
It's Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of past seven days. Let's begin.
As you probably know, Apple is expected to release its next-gen iPhone later this year. Ahead of the purported launch, more and more mockups and alleged schematics appear on the Internet. They look pretty much the same, however, each one has a unique or worth mentioning feature. That's why I try to describe each mockup thoroughly.
Earlier this week it was reported that iOS 7 doesn't encrypt email attachments, though it should. The only possible way out was not to detach important or confidential files to emails, but fortunately, another one appeared on Wednesday.
Apple's iOS 7 (including iOS 7.1) is not as secure and protected as it was believed to be. According to what security researcher Andreas Kurtz writes, email attachments sent using native Mail app aren't encrypted. What's even more interesting is that Apple claims the files are encrypted. This means the guys from Cupertino had no idea about the issue until now.
A tiny malicious utility capable of stealing Apple IDs and user passwords has been recently discovered. It is called 'Unflod Baby Panda' and it infects jailbroken iPhones and iPads, so if you use one, you'd better read this post till the end.
Apple on Tuesday updated its iWork for both iOS and Mac with a new read-only sharing mode, Retina graphics support, improved design and a number of other important features. The updated iWork suite apps are currently available on App Store and Mac App Store, so don’t waste your time - go and get them right now.