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+ - iPhone 2.0 OS Already Hacked

Submitted by katterjohn
katterjohn (726348) writes "The Beta version of the iPhone 2.0 operating system has already been cracked by the iPhone Dev Team.

"Apparently, this time it's final. Previous hacks have been tied to a specific version of the iPhone OS, meaning that the hackers were playing a cat-and-mouse game with Apple: the cracks, jailbreaks and unlocks were broken with each new update.

This latest crack actually bypasses the iPhone bootloader (the software which loads the OS when a computer is switched on) and allows unsigned code to be written to and run on the iPhone. Think of it as like finding the keys to a house, and the owner can't change the locks.""
Security

+ - FBI Warns of Exploding Pregnant Bellies

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katterjohn
katterjohn writes ""The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are warning US law enforcement agencies to keep a sharp look-out for "a new type of terrorism" in which apparently-pregnant women suddenly go bang due to the fact they aren't really mums-to-be at all, but cold-hearted suicide bombers packing explosives inside a swelling prosthetic belly."

Talk about baby boomers..."
Security

+ - Metasploit 3.1 released

Submitted by
katterjohn
katterjohn writes "Version 3.1 of the Metasploit Framework — the cross-platform development platform for testing and creating new security tools and exploits — has been released. Project manager H D Moore says "Metasploit 3.1 consolidates a year of research and development, integrating ideas and code from some of the sharpest and most innovative folks in the security research community."

From the release notes: "The latest incarnation of the framework includes a bristling arsenal of exploit modules that are sure to put a smile on the face of every information warrior. Notable exploits in the 3.1 release include a remote, unpatched kernel-land exploit for Novell Netware, written by toto, a series of 802.11 fuzzing modules that can spray the local airspace with malformed frames, taking out a wide swath of wireless-enabled devices, and a battery of exploits targeted at Borland's InterBase product line."

The Metasploit Framework can be downloaded here."

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