I recall us talking about the SHAtter bootrom Jailbreak that had been put off thanks to the Limera1n jailbreak tool by Geohot. The SHAtter exploit, despite all the secrecy has been leaked. The exploit is reported to enable users to jailbreak the next generation of iOS devices including the upcoming iPhone 5 and the iPad 2.
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Looks like Antennagate isn’t the only problem with the number 4 for Apple. The iPhone 4 had issues with the death grip, then came the weaker glass framework of the iPhone 4 and now we have a report on a security flaw with the iOS 4.1. This exploit leaves the passcode entry on your iPhone a pointless thing, if someone happens to get his hands on your iPhone and enters a random number in the Emergency call field and simultaneously hitting the call and hardware unlock button.
What’s the result? The user has access to the Phone App, giving them complete access to your call history, address book and voicemail. Some sources report this would even give access to the photos on your iPhone 3G / 3GS and the iPhone 4. This can be done with the selection of share contact, which would show a camera icon and thus provide access to the photo album. The Home button on the iPhone remains unresponsive, meaning your home screen remains inaccessible for the random user. But the harm is actually done as the person has access to your photos, contacts and can make calls, send MMS and Email using this exploit. The video below shows it in work:
Tethered jailbreaks, untethered jailbreaks, exploits, etc are all a common occurring when you talk about iOS devices. The likes of the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch and the iPad always have another tool available to report on. The last couple of weeks have been dominated by Geohot, GreenPoisOn, Limera1n, etc and they haven’t yet stopped.