FaceTime Hacked Onto iPad

It's an ugly hack, but a genius iFans has managed to port the iPod Touch version of Facetime onto the existing iPad. Since it has no camera, obviously the people on the other side can't see you, but the audio works just fine, and the interface has been tweaked for the high res screen, too. It'll only work over Wi-Fi, and putting it together is trickier than many other hacks, but it's might impressive for that. Here's the official walkthrough: Things needed: Conference.framework, IMCore.framework MobilePhone.app, ConferenceRegistrationSettings.bundle, AVFoundation.framework, Celestial.framework, and the UISounds folder all from iPod Touch 4 4.2.1 firmware and a Jailbroken iPad running 4.2.1 (works on untethered and tethered)Please … [Read more...]

Greenpois0n Launched Using Limera1n Exploit

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The Chronic Dev Team have decided to go ahead and release greenpois0n, but using the security hole found by geohot and used for limera1n rather than SHAtter, like they originally planned. It looks like they'll keep that trick in reserve for when the limera1n exploit gets patched by Apple in the inevitable next iOS revision. Here's the official description of Greenpois0n: greenpois0n only works on firmware 4.1, so (only if you have an iPhone 4!) if you are on a lower firmware make sure you use TinyUmbrella to preserve your baseband.Download: http://www.greenpois0n.com/Initially, this will be a Windows-only release. This is due to some technical complications that we soon hope to correct. We apologize for any inconvenience.Thanks … [Read more...]

Apple Warns Legalization of Jailbreaking Could Be Catastrophic

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is requesting the Copyright Office legalize the practice of jailbreaking, iPhones of course. Apple has responded in comments suggesting the nation's cellphone networks could suffer potentially catastrophic cyberattacks by hackers using jailbroken iPhones. Jailbreaking, according to Apple, could allow hackers access to the iPhone's BBP or baseband processor software. Apple puts forth that tinkering with the code, an international hacker could initiate denial of service attacks that could crash cellphone tower software. Direct quotes from Apple regarding the situation follow: "...a local or international hacker could potentially initiate commands (such as a denial of service attack) that could crash the … [Read more...]

iPhone Worldwide Hack Coming Thursday

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Two researchers have found an iPhone bug that could infect phones virally via SMS. They plan to reveal the still unpatched iPhone bug at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas on Thursday. If you receive a text message with a single square character, you are advised to immediately turn off your iPhone, as they warn it means that someone has utilized the bug to take over your iPhone."This is serious. The only thing you can do to prevent it is turn off your phone," said cybersecurity researcher Charles Miller. "Someone could pretty quickly take over every iPhone in the world with this."The two found the bug in how the iPhone handles text messages. Once in control, the hacker has complete control over your iPhone, allowing … [Read more...]