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Well-known hacker teases iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak

posted onJanuary 7, 2016
by l33tdawg

iOS 9.2.1 isn’t even out of beta yet, but a well-known iOS hacker is already flaunting a purported jailbreak for the unreleased software. Luca Todesco, better known as @qwertyoruiop, teased an iPhone 6 screenshot of Cydia running on iOS 9.2.1 beta.

Whether the jailbreak is legit is still up for debate, but he’s no slouch when it comes to security research involving iOS. In fact, Todesco was recently credited by Apple in one of its iOS security fix acknowledgements for iOS 9.2.

Will this jailbreak ever see the light of day as a public release?

Dump Siri and have a date with Cortana

posted onNovember 5, 2015
by l33tdawg

Microsoft is preparing for the rollout of its Siri alternative, Cortana, on Apple devices.

In a post on its Answers website, the Windows giant has asked for beta testers for the service on iOS devices. But you have to apply and be accepted, and the company appears to be looking for people in the unusual subset of iPhone users that have a Windows 10 computer.

The iOS 8.4 jailbreak app is now available on Mac

posted onAugust 3, 2015
by l33tdawg

TaiG, the Chinese jailbreaking team that has been thanked in Apple patch notes for exposing iOS vulnerabilities, has just released a new jailbreak tool for Mac that will allow you to run unsigned code on any iOS 8.4 device. Hurrah!

The process of jailbreaking is so simple, anyone can do it.

iOS 9 Aims To Replace Current App-To-App Linking Methods With A Privacy-Friendly One

posted onJune 12, 2015
by l33tdawg

Apple is hoping to lure developers away from the temptations of the URL scheme, which Twitter infamously made use of last year to track what apps are installed on your iOS device, To do that, they’ve introduced a new alternative in Universal Links, which can direct users right to the relevant content within your app, using just a standard web link preceded by either http:// or https://.

iOS Hacker Shows Web Browser Running on Apple Watch

posted onMay 11, 2015
by l33tdawg

iOS developer Nicholas Allegra, better known by his handle "comex" within the jailbreaking community, shared a short video on Twitter that shows a web browser running on the Apple Watch. The fifteen-second clip shows Allegra tapping, panning and zooming on the Google homepage on the Apple Watch, but the functionality is limited as to be expected because of the small screen size and lack of an on-screen keyboard.

Vulnerable Android and iOS Apps Expose Billions to FREAK Flaw

posted onMarch 19, 2015
by l33tdawg

Security experts have warned that 2,000 Android and iOS apps are still vulnerable to the much publicized FREAK flaw over a fortnight after it was first disclosed, exposing billions of users to data loss.

FireEye researchers scanned 10,985 Google Play Android apps with more than one million downloads each and found 1,228 (11.2%) were still vulnerable to FREAK.

Outlook for iOS branded a 'security nightmare'

posted onFebruary 2, 2015
by l33tdawg

Outlook for iOS and Android was released to rave reviews yesterday, but it now looks like it's on a one-way ticket to Borksville, calling at Securitygeddon and Hackesberg.

The app, based on Acompli, which was purchased by the company last year, has been described as superior to the Gmail and Apple stock apps, but a post from security blogger Rene Winkelmeyer points to a whole bunch of problems that make it an absolute mare.

Hackers jailbreak iOS 8.2 - before it's even released

posted onDecember 1, 2014
by l33tdawg

 The next version of Apple’s iOS has been jailbroken by Chinese hackers, weeks before it is even been released to the public.

Jailbreaking is a term used for the process of removing the restrictions placed on Apple from its operating system iOS. After jailbreaking a phone the owner is able to download non-approved applications.