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Super Bowl Sunday for iOS 6.1 Jailbreak [Updated]

Posted: 01 Feb 2013 05:31 AM | Elson Lai


February 3, 2013 not only marks the start of Super Bowl Sunday, it could also signify the arrival of a new untethered iOS jailbreak.

 

The newly formed hacking group, going by the name of evad3rs, is reportedly close to completing their latest iOS 6.1 jailbreak. More importantly this jailbreak works on the A5 and A6 chip architectures in the latest flagship iOS devices. 

 

Previous reports claiming that the group held back releasing the jailbreak, in the knowledge that Apple were to release the long awaited iOS 6.1 update which surfaced on Monday. The group claims that publishing the exploit earlier would allow Apple to develop a patch to counter-act their efforts. So, immediately after the iOS 6.1 release, some four and a half months after the original iOS 6 release, the group have said they are ready.

 

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Spam Emails Link To QR Codes

Posted: 09 Jan 2012 05:48 PM | Elad Sharf


It was just a matter of time, and now it's happening. The Websense® ThreatSeeker® Network has started spotting spam messages that lead to URLs that use embedded QR codes . This is a clear movement and evolution of traditional spammers towards targeting mobile technology. The spam email messages...

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"TOO POWERFUL TO FALL IN THE WRONG HANDS"

Posted: 21 Nov 2011 11:00 PM | Amy Steier


This is the message behind the latest Droid Razr commercials. The initial teaser, launched just prior to the 11/11 release, shows a leather-clad motorcycle rider on a dramatic high-speed chase to capture the latest Droid. This explosive, precision-timed heist is worthy of a Mission Impossible movie scene...

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Jailbreakme.com 3 and security implications

Posted: 07 Jul 2011 10:29 AM | Patrik Runald


Jailbreakme.com version 3 went public yesterday and offers, again, a simple way to jailbreak an iOS device. And it's very, very simple. In fact, in our testing the jailbreak doesn't take more than 20 seconds from start to finish and works flawlessly. It doesn't crash your browser, and it...

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Beware of Embedded Spyware of Mobile Apps

Posted: 16 Feb 2011 03:06 AM | Tim Xia


We have seen quite a few stories about embedding spyware or malware into popular software where careless users can easily download to their PCs. Embedding is a common tactic used to spread malware as it can easily be distributed through self-extracting packages that can be imported to multiple platforms like mobile devices. Mobile users typically have less control of their devices compared to PC users; therefore more care should be taken when installing applications onto mobile devices.

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