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Hacker finds iOS 4.1 bootrom vulnerability that can jailbreak all current hardware

http://www.geek.com/articles/apple/hacker-finds-ios-4-1-bootrom-vulnerability-that-can-jailbreak-all-current-hardware-2010099/

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Woo-hoo! So no more wondering if a firmware update will break my jailbreak (once someone creates a jailbreak using this vulnerability)? Sounds rockin' :punk:

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iphone hackers = unpaid vulnerablity and security experts

seriously. apple should pay these guys everytime they come up with an exploit.

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[quote name='A Geek Of All' date='09 September 2010 - 13:57' timestamp='1284037052' post='593129014']
Hacker finds iOS 4.1 bootrom vulnerability that can jailbreak all current hardware

http://www.geek.com/articles/apple/hacker-finds-ios-4-1-bootrom-vulnerability-that-can-jailbreak-all-current-hardware-2010099/

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No point in having more than one exploit out in the wild since Apple will just patch it and then when the next version comes out it can't be used. :p

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[quote name='chAos972' date='09 September 2010 - 14:07' timestamp='1284037625' post='593129052']
No point in having more than one exploit out in the wild since Apple will just patch it and then when the next version comes out it can't be used. :p
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Urm, but why not use the current software exploit to create a usenet jailbreak, whilst the bootrom JB is being created. After that Apple can patch the software exploit all they want.

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Awesome :)

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This is awesome news :D

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took their time

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With Jailbreaking recently ruled legal, wouldn't further action taken by apple to prevent jailbreaking lead them into legal doo-doo in the future? :/

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[quote name='Inklin' date='09 September 2010 - 15:59' timestamp='1284040750' post='593129250']
With Jailbreaking recently ruled legal, wouldn't further action taken by apple to prevent jailbreaking lead them into legal doo-doo in the future? :/
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The rule made it legal to jailbreak, but not illegal to prevent jailbreak.

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Its funny how companies put sooo much money in to protecting their products and before or soon after some is released, it gets hacked. They cannot win so why do they bother.

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[quote name='techbeck' date='09 September 2010 - 15:31' timestamp='1284042664' post='593129376']
Its funny how companies put sooo much money in to protecting their products and before or soon after some is released, it gets hacked. They cannot win so why do they bother.
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To make it difficult :)

If enough users did it, and they could do it with the simple download of one application for all firmware releases, it would be a lot more common. As it is many users stay away because they fear bricking their phones, they don't understand what firmware version they have or what program to use to do it. Or they've just never thought of the benefits and label it as "something geeks do".

IMHO apple have had reasonable success keeping people from doing this, I know plenty of people who refuse to jailbreak pretty much solely for the above reasons.

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Great news.

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Awesome, hopefully my new iPod should arrive in the next day or two!

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http://twitter.com/pod2g
@Bluerise [b]who said that it is bootrom exploit ?[/b] ;-)

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Oh yay :)

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[quote name='techbeck' date='09 September 2010 - 10:31' timestamp='1284042664' post='593129376']
Its funny how companies put sooo much money in to protecting their products and before or soon after some is released, it gets hacked. They cannot win so why do they bother.
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first, i am assuming you are referring to Apple since this is an iOS thread.


Apple should just give up because people found and took advantage of a hole in the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch?


Apple is a publicity traded company worth billions of dollars, there's a clear and obvious reason they continue to patch the software, not to mention the number of people that would out of work if they were no longer writing and fixing the software

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[quote name='seta-san' date='09 September 2010 - 14:04' timestamp='1284037443' post='593129040']
iphone hackers = unpaid vulnerablity and security experts

seriously. apple should pay these guys everytime they come up with an exploit.
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You're beautiful...

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Meh... untethered or die! Seriously i'll stay on 4.0.1, unlock is to vital for me to lose it everytime the device reboots itself.

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