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Latest iDevices face fresh hacking threat as Lightening Connector hack opens door

Apple faces a fresh security threat with reports that the jailbreaking community has made a breakthrough in accessing newer iOS devices. The Register reports that an exploit concerning the Lightening connector found in modern Apple units has for the first time opened access to Apple’s serial kernel debugger. This was …

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Apple closes jailbreak loophole with new iOS update

Up iOS update that closes a lockscreen security loophole has also put a stop to a popular iPhone jailbreak. Gizmodo reports that update 6.1 has killed the exploits used by the Evasi0n jailbreak – a hassle free method of freeing iPhones and iPads from Apple’s closed-wall operating system. Users who …

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iPad 3 already jailbroken by hackers

Apple’s brand new iPad 3 has been jailbroken by the Apple hacking community just hours after its release. ZDNet reports that no less than three separate jailbreaking methods are now publically available, with custom code already up and running on iOS 5.1. Once ‘jailbroken’, an Apple device is able to …

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PS3 piracy rears its ugly face once again

Having seemingly closed the door on PS3 piracy earlier this year, Sony once again faces the prospect of another piracy threat looming over its console. Digital Foundry reports that a new USB dongle device, dubbed the JB2 (JailBreak2) is reportedly now available in Indonesia. When plugged into a PS3 it …

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The good news iPad 2 sales near 1m

Sales of Apple’s iPad 2 came close to 1m units in the US over the tablet’s opening weekend, news agency Reuters is reporting. The original iPad took 28 days to hit that sales barrier upon its launch in April 2010. "Our field checks over the weekend indicate that the iPad …

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PS3 hacker gets restraining order

George ‘geohot’ Hotz has been issued a temporary restraining order preventing him from distributing PS3 homebrew software. The judge granted Sony its request for the order which was submitted earlier this month. Court documents published by PSX Scene read: The court finds that SCEA has shown a likelihood of success …

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MS negotiates WP7 jailbreak withdrawal

Perhaps deciding that it lacked the appetite for a cat-and-mouse style brawl over the hacking of its new line of Windows Phone 7 devices, Microsoft has come up with a novel way of deterring hackers from cracking its OS. Cnet reports that the platform holder has successfully convinced the creators …

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Sony blocks PSJailbreak

Sony has issued a downloadable patch on PSN that stops controversial homebrew enabler PSJailbreak from working. After applying firmware update 3.42 any PSJailbreak device connected to a PS3 will no longer function correctly. PS3 brand manager Mark Bowles said on the PlayStation Blog: A patch has been added to address …

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PSJailbreak ban scope limited

Reports are suggesting that the ban placed on a new PS3 hacking device in Australia last week may not afford PS3 the protection Sony might have hoped. Kotaku claims to have been informed by an anonymous retailer that the injunction made permanent by the Australian courts last week does not …

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PSJailbreak banned in Australia

Sony has won its first major victory in the battle against PS3 homebrew enabler PSJailbreak. An Australian court placed a temporary injunction on imports or sales of the device last week. Today defendants OzModChips, Global Solutions International, Ryan Emmanuel and Ken Tolcher have been told they they have been permanently …

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