Hole Found in iOS 4.1, Hackers Going to Jailbreak

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With the iOS version 4.0 and 4.0.1, jailbreaking was insanely easy with a simple visit to a webpage at jailbreakme.com. While 4.0.1 and the latest 4.1 don't fall to that exploit
That doesn't make sense. How can version 4.0.1 be "insanely easy with a simple visit of a webpage at jailbreakme.com" while NOT falling to that exploit?
 

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Isn't jailbreaking legal (in the US) now? So by blocking jailbreaking Apple is blocking legal functionality on its devices.

Anyway, as Marcus said, hackers gonna hack. It would be better for Apple to put a big notice that says "Jailbreaking will void your warranty" and work on something else.
 

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[citation][nom]weirdguy99[/nom]That doesn't make sense. How can version 4.0.1 be "insanely easy with a simple visit of a webpage at jailbreakme.com" while NOT falling to that exploit?[/citation]

4.1 don't fall to that exploit, read!
 

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[citation][nom]lashton[/nom]4.1 don't fall to that exploit, read![/citation]

While 4.0.1 and the latest 4.1 don't fall to that exploit.

You read.
 

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... i think, this should be allowed... it's like overclocking community... they do it on own risk, but the hardware is payed for... and apple can learn...
 
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jailbreaking was insanely easy with a simple visit to a webpage at jailbreakme.com. While 4.0.1 and the latest 4.1 don't fall to that exploit, the iPhone hackers have reportedly found a new hole.
It says that the version 4.0.1 and 4.1 can't be hacked with the website;)
 

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[citation][nom]r0x0r[/nom]Isn't jailbreaking legal (in the US) now? So by blocking jailbreaking Apple is blocking legal functionality on its devices.Anyway, as Marcus said, hackers gonna hack. It would be better for Apple to put a big notice that says "Jailbreaking will void your warranty" and work on something else.[/citation]
[citation][nom]r0x0r[/nom]Isn't jailbreaking legal (in the US) now? So by blocking jailbreaking Apple is blocking legal functionality on its devices.Anyway, as Marcus said, hackers gonna hack. It would be better for Apple to put a big notice that says "Jailbreaking will void your warranty" and work on something else.[/citation]

The act is legal of performing the jailbreak is legal. But there is nothing in the law (to my knowledge) that prevents Apple from trying to seal all of the holes to prevent it. Also, if the method of jailbreaking is through a security hole, they will just claim they are fixing the security hole.
 

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[citation][nom]r0x0r[/nom]Isn't jailbreaking legal (in the US) now? So by blocking jailbreaking Apple is blocking legal functionality on its devices.Anyway, as Marcus said, hackers gonna hack. It would be better for Apple to put a big notice that says "Jailbreaking will void your warranty" and work on something else.[/citation]
You can cut the leg from your own table, its perfectly legal.
But you can't sue your (tablemaker?) because the leg is reinforced with steel.
 

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[citation][nom]idoln95[/nom]You can cut the leg from your own table, its perfectly legal.But you can't sue your (tablemaker?) because the leg is reinforced with steel.[/citation]

Lmao, precisely. It's not like you are guaranteed the right to jailbreak, you just won't be prosecuted for it. Manufacturers can do everything in their power to try to stop you with no legal repercussions.
 

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[citation][nom]r0x0r[/nom]So by blocking jailbreaking Apple is blocking legal functionality on its devices.[/citation]

They are patching holes to the security of the device. The boot rom security fix needed for future jailbreaks will be more in line with what you are saying.

There are lots of phones out there designed to prevent jailbreaking and so far nobody is challenging that practice given the DMCA rule change that happened this year.
 
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actually i have no issues with them reinforcing the leg with steel, we just get a better cutter, the issue is they going around putting a wrecking ball to any tables that have had their legs cut off 'for your own safety' which i believe is illegal
 

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They're never ever, going to ever make them Jail Break proof so why even waste time on trying to?? Apple is just a money hungry company and it shows. Not that other companies aren't as well but, they're pulling just a little tighter on the rings IMO.

Now Google "Droid" has the right idea with their phones. Look at how much of the market they've swept under their wing lately.. Point made.
 

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[citation][nom]idoln95[/nom]You can cut the leg from your own table, its perfectly legal.But you can't sue your (tablemaker?) because the leg is reinforced with steel.[/citation]
Interestingly enough (well interesting to me at least) someone who makes wooden furniture is a cabinet maker. Despite the name, historically cabinet makers made all furniture. I you could also call them joiner (someone who doesn't use nails to build wooden things) but that's similar to calling a chemical engineer an engineer.
 
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