Tag Archive: Jailbreakers

Some iPhone jailbreakers are in for a nasty surprise

More than a quarter-million Apple users from 18 different countries had accounts stolen after they made themselves vulnerable by jailbreaking their devices, researchers announced today. The theft represents the largest known theft of Apple accounts caused by malware, according to Palo Alto Networks, adding further caution to Apple users to avoid installing programs not meant […][Read More…]

Snapchat doubles down on iPhone jailbreakers

Yesterday, we reported that Snapchat was starting to lock out jailbreakers. Today, the popular video messaging service is locking out users who are on an out-of-date version of the app. It’s a move aimed at jailbreakers that’s going to catch…Read more ›

Snapchat is starting to lock jailbreakers out of their accounts

Do you jailbreak? Might want to watch your Snapchatting, then. The video messaging is starting to lock out users who uses Snapchat-related jailbreak tweaks, hacking the core features of the service. The move was first noted by Jeff Benjamin over…Read more ›

Apple stays classy about jailbreakers with iOS 8.1.3 patch notes

When Apple releases a major update like yesterday’s iOS 8.1.3, it’s usual for the company’s coders to fix (or, in other words, break) all known jailbreak exploits. Not so surprisingly, the latest update is no different. It fixes several exploits…Read more ›

Apple credits Pangu jailbreakers for helping make iOS 8.1.1 even more secure

The only time Apple publicly acknowledges the jailbreak community is when, semi-tauntingly, it lists the people responsible for finding and exploiting vulnerabilities in iOS that have now been patched. In the aftermath of its just-released iOS 8.1.1 update, Apple adds…Read more ›

Cydia’s creator to jailbreakers: don’t count on me doing this forever

Ever since the first iPhone was jailbroken, hacker and developer Jay Freeman, aka Saurik, has maintained the Cydia Store as a way for jailbreakers to download, buy and sell their tweaks. Run consistently since February 2008, there have been more…Read more ›

OS Experience brings desktop multitasking to iPad for jailbreakers

What would it look like if Apple let you work in multiple apps side by side on the iPad? Apple’s competitors like to poke fun at the iPad’s lack of desktop-class multitasking. But plenty of people are using the iPad to get…Read more ›

Auxo 2 Takes Multitasking In iOS 7 To The Next Level For Jailbreakers

The jailbreak tweak called Auxo did card-based app switching in iOS 6, and then Apple came along and fully implemented the idea in iOS 7. Auxo, which started as a concept that went viral online, was suddenly obsolete. A successor…Read more ›    [Read More…]

ProWidgets Is An Impressive Widget Platform For Jailbreakers, But Does It Solve A Problem?

There have been several jailbreak tweaks over the years that have attempted to revolutionize the concept of multitasking in iOS. Few, if any, have come as close as ProWidgets, a new widget framework that’s available in Cydia now. I say…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Apple Thanks Jailbreakers For Tightening Up iOS 7.1 Security

It’s a tale as old as time (and, perhaps, a song as old as rhyme): Apple releases a new version of iOS, hackers immediately get busy finding security vulnerabilities to exploit, eventually claw together a jailbreak, only for Apple to…Read more ›    [Read More…]