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Apple iPhone firmware broken almost immediately

Written by Dave Horvath @ 12 Nov 2007 14:06 User comments (11)

Apple iPhone firmware broken almost immediately Even though Apple has stated that it will open its vulnerable iPhone to third-party development in the near future, it seems they're still playing the cat-and-mouse game with hackers over their latest Firmware.
Update 1.1.2 was released and later exploited almost immediately. Apple had released the update which was found to fix the once open loophole of TIFF imaging which previously allowed hackers into the root of the system and disable all third-party applications. Very soon after its release, the hackers found another exploit that lets them "jailbreak" their phones.

Third party applications aren't the only thing that bring a big lure for people to unlock their iPhones. Not being tied to AT&T service contracts is a major issue. It has been reported that some 250,000 of the 1.4 million iPhones sold have been unlocked for this purpose.

In addition to trying to block hackers, the 1.1.2 update offers international keyboard options and network support. Both releases in time for the UK and German launches.

Source:
eFlux Media

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11 user comments

112.11.2007 16:31
WierdName
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It's the concept. If you tell a kid they can't do something, what's the first thing they are doing when you turn around? Then again, the massive price tag on the only thing you can do probably helps give motivation for the hacks...

212.11.2007 18:57

why don't apple take a hint and unlock the frickin phones ......

312.11.2007 19:27

Originally posted by jasonyhap:
why don't apple take a hint and unlock the frickin phones ......
Because they are getting a lot of money from At&t for the iphone data plans ......

412.11.2007 20:28
vinny13
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What kinda' applications we talkin' here?

512.11.2007 22:37

Originally posted by jasonyhap:
why don't apple take a hint and unlock the frickin phones ......
it's the 10 year contract that at&t paid for to keep them locked to their company only. Apple will not unlock them.

613.11.2007 12:53

Well all i can say is NicE One Hackers :)
Just think how much these companys are making out of the public......

713.11.2007 23:33

Quote:
Even though Apple has stated that it will open its vulnerable iPhone to third-party development in the near future, it seems they're still playing the cat-and-mouse game with hackers over their latest Firmware.

I wonder if this is ever going to become a reality? Worms have once again chomped another bandaid fix by the rotten Apple.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 Nov 2007 @ 7:12

816.11.2007 7:45

I somehow have a feeling that all this hacking is somehow coming from someone within Apple itself.

Frankly if Apple was really serious about it they could very well have opted for the CDMA version which would have simply made the phone unusable after any kind of hacking.

916.11.2007 21:20

If you can built it, you can break it.

102.12.2007 18:14

Originally posted by jasonyhap:
why don't apple take a hint and unlock the frickin phones ......
my sentiments exactly. ots all about money making in the end apple wants to make the most money out of deals it has made before it goes cross all carrier offically.

113.5.2008 13:34

If the phone were subsidized, I would buy one in a heartbeat. But since it is not, I cannot justify paying $500+ for a phone that is locked into one carrier. That is completely nuts.

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