hypnosec writes: Apple recently seeded iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 to developers and it seems the beta version patches at least one of the vulnerabilities used by evasi0n thereby rendering the jailbreak tool useless — the time zone settings vulnerability. Released on February 21, the iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 brings with it enhancements to Japan Maps as well as fixes the much hyped Lock Screen bug. It was speculated that Apple would also patch exploits that would break evasi0n as it has been over three weeks since the jailbreak tool has been launched and Apple has had enough time to study it. David Wang aka @planetbeing, has confirmed that iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 does patch one of the vulnerabilities that they exploited in their evasi0n tool.
hypnosec writes: The much awaited untethered iOS 6 jailbreak from evad3rs has been released just a few minutes back is available on evasi0n.com as an easy to use tool for all three major operating system: Windows, Linux and Mac. The jailbreak is claimed to be working on all the iDevices — the iPhone 5, 4S, 4, 3GS, iPod Touch 4th generation and 5th generation and both the iPad Mini and iPad 3rd & 4th generation.
hypnosec writes: Just a few hours back, evad3rs in their first ever tweet announced the launch of their iOS 6.1 jailbreak site dubbed evasi0n. Just few hours back evad3rs, in their first ever tweet, launched their iOS 6 jailbreak site – evasi0n. The current status of the site reads, “We are in the process of finishing the GUI. Come back soon!” From the looks of it, their next step is going to be a “private beta testing”. The site is minimal as of now and the buttons for downloading the jailbreaking tool for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows operating systems are disabled.
hypnosec writes: The group of iOS researachers – the evad3rs team, who have been working on iOS 6.1 beta versions for a long time now for an untethered jailbreak, have teased the upcoming Sunday event – the Super Bowl Sunday as the launch day for the highly awaited jailbreak for iOS 6.1. One of the leading members of the team, MuscleNerd, tweeted earlier today that the iOS 6.1 Golden Master (GM), which was released earlier by Apple has been jailbroken and that it is safe to use and that an untethered jailbreak will be launched this coming Sunday.
hypnosec writes: Well known iOS security researcher Pod2g has confirmed that a working untethered iOS 6 jailbreak is ready and would be released as soon as iOS 6.1 GM is released. In an interview with iDigitalTimes, the security researcher has revealed that they are already in possession of a functional untethered iOS 6 and iOS 6.1 beta 4 jailbreak and majority of the work has been done by @planetbeing and @pimskeks. "6.0 is jailbroken, 6.1 beta 4 also. Now we are waiting 6.1 to confirm and release," said the researcher. He said that the jailbreak would have been possible without him as he came into the iOS 6 jailbreak scene at a later stage and provided pointers that pushed the other researchers to the maximum.
hypnosec writes: A security researcher is claiming to have defeated Microsoft Windows RT’s Code Integrity Mechanism thereby jailbreaking the ARM-based tablet to run desktop applications. C. L. Rokr has revealed that the vulnerability that allowed for the jailbreak is present in the Windows Kernel that found its way into the ARM port as well. “Ironically, a vulnerability in the Windows kernel that has existed for some time and got ported to ARM just like the rest of Windows made this possible”, Rokr wrote in a blog post. The vulnerability can be exploited through memory manipulation and it was possible after the researcher stumbled upon a “byte that represents the minimum signing level.” Once the vulnerability is exploited the Windows RT tablet allowed for execution of ARM compiled desktop apps. The jailbreak will only work with ARM based applications and x86 apps can’t be executed.
hypnosec writes: The US Copyright Office has granted extensions to protections whereby users are allowed to perform jailbreak procedures on the devices they have bought. In a series of exceptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) published by the US government, the copyright office notes that users can modify the handset(s) they have procured and will be allowed to remove preinstalled access restrictions. Users resort to such "jailbreak" procedures to run software, which otherwise is not available through app stores of their handset's operating platforms. The exceptions will be valid till the next review cycle i.e. until 2015, at least.
hypnosec writes: Amazon’s latest Kindle Paperwhite is now officially jailbroken giving users the ability to do things like turning their eReaders into weather station display and connecting serially to Raspberry Pi. To jailbreak the Paperwhite, the user would need to copy a file over to the root directory of the e-Reader and restart the device. The Kindle Paperwhite jailbreak is based out of a previously known hack used on the Kindle Touch.
hypnosec writes: The iPad 2 is the only iOS device that has not been jailbroken yet. But this could change very soon since hackers seem to have finished their work and are ready to release the iPad 2 jailbreak solution on June 17th.
The solution is reportedly called JailbreakMe 3.0 and has been developed by comex.
p0sixninja is working very hard on developing the jailbreaking tools for the iPad 2 and his new creation should become available in "about three weeks", rumours suggest