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Absinthe 2.0 Now Available For iOS 5.1.1 Devices


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#1 boopme

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 10:37 PM

The latest jailbreak tool marks the first time the third generation iPad could undergo an untethered jailbreak, released on the same day as the Hack in the Box (HTB) conference in Amsterdam. The team unveiled the utility on the final day of the conference in the last few minutes.


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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:51 PM

Hmm... not entirely sure I agree with this. The assumption is that Apple keeps malicious software out of their walled garden; but that's not really true. They're certainly not doing code reviews on everything that goes into the store.

As the article says

Storms says, “The real security risk is the false sense of security users get from vendor approved app stores. These stores create a false sense of safety so users drop their guard. Losing a healthy sense of paranoia is the first step to being phished.”


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Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:03 PM

Doesn't that quote apply to all apple devices, look at os x and the recent malware attack, people get lured into this false sense of security which apple feeds on (not so much now but did) to drive devices and computers into the consumers hands. I have been jailbreaking since the ipod touch 2nd gen came out, back then jailbreaks for new versions of the os came out within a week of the os release, now it takes around a month, this just shows how jailbreaking actually adds to device security. For a while when jailbreakme the first edition came out which used the pdf exploit to run code, the people that were jailbroken were actually safer as we had a patch that we could install. The best part about those jailbreaks is that apple actually recruited comex (author of the jailbreak) to work for them.

Also to add to what billy3 said, there have been a few close calls when it comes to app store apps, there have been apps approved and released on the app store that have turned out to be malicious, just need to be careful.

Oh and congrats to you billy3 on the graduation :).

Edited by computerxpds, 26 May 2012 - 06:04 PM.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 08:52 AM

What does it mean to "JailBreak" a device?
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:50 AM

What does it mean to "JailBreak" a device?

Basically; iOS puts programs inside of a "jail", which limits what they're able to do to the machine. (For instance, this is what makes it such that applications can't modify things like the icons on your homescreen, or things like that) Jailbreaking the device is breaking out of this jail, e.g. to install software not approved by Apple.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:10 AM

What does it mean to "JailBreak" a device?


Thanks firemaster, I always wanted to know what that term meant :thumbup2:
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