By Cody Lee on Jun 12, 2013
Folks with an iPhone on T-Mobile might be interested to hear that there’s a new hacked carrier update available that promises a number of enhancements. It was created by the same folks who brought you hacks for Sprint, Verizon and AT&T.
This time around, the developers say that the modded update is good for more than just speed improvements. For iPhone 5 users, it adds a 4G toggle so you can switch it off to conserve battery life. And for 4S users, it adds HD Voice support… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 5, 2013
Good news third-gen Apple TV owners! A new hack has surfaced for the popular set-top box that doesn’t require a jailbreak. As most of you know, the ATV3 hasn’t been jailbroken since its release last year, and there’s no word on when or if it will happen.
The hack, referred to as ‘PlexConnect,’ essentially allows you to run Plex media center software on your Apple TV, enabling you to playback various types of content from your local network on your big screen. And all it takes is a single settings change… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 4, 2013
Over the past month or so, we’ve seen hacked carrier updates released for iOS devices on T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon. The modded files were posted with the promise of improving data speeds in iPhones, and iPads with built-in cellular capabilities.
Sprint fans will be happy to hear that the developer of the hacks, Joseph Brown, has delivered on his promise of releasing a hacked update for the fourth largest US carrier. Like the others, it has the potential to improve your device’s network performance… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 4, 2013
Yesterday, we highlighted a proof-of-concept iPhone charger by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology which can be used to install malware on your non-jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch or iPad in under a minute. It’s another example of the cat and mouse game played between hackers and Apple.
Today, we received word of an iOS security flaw which can be exploited to break the password required to restrict access to apps, content and features on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 29, 2013
Over the past month or so, we’ve seen hacked carrier updates released for both T-Mobile and AT&T. The modded firmware files were posted with the promise of improving data speeds in iPhones, and iPads with built-in cellular capabilities.
Not wanting to leave the folks on ol’ Big Red out, the developer of those two hacks has posted a hacked carrier update for Verizon. And like the others, it promises to better device performance on the network by opening up its bandwidth… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 20, 2013
Last week, a hacked carrier update surfaced for T-Mobile subscribers that promises to increase the cellular data speeds of the iPhone 5. It claims to pull this off by increasing the handset’s bandwidth supply, allowing for “better throughput of data.”
This weekend, the same person behind the T-Mobile hack unveiled a similar workaround for AT&T customers. As before, the process installs a modded carrier file to your device that aims to improve its network performance with better band management… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 22, 2013
It may seem kind of obvious when you think about it, but did you know that you can setup a quick respring shortcut using the Newsstand glitch that we showed you? Basically it involves adding a folder to a folder, which causes the device to crash and respring when trying to open the folder inside the folder.
By establishing this setup permanently, you’ll create an easy way to respring at any time. This is despite the fact that the device is not jailbroken. Check out our video tutorial for the full how-to. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 28, 2012
If you’re not familiar with the Raspberry Pi, it’s a mini computer which packs in a 700 MHz ARM 11 processor with 128MB of RAM that runs Debian Linux. In addition, a proof-of-concept hack turns the gizmo into an HDMI-enabled AirPlay video receiving machine. It’s so small you’ll almost forget it’s there and costs only $25.
That’s $75 cheaper than an Apple TV set-top box, the only official solution that provides wireless media streaming functionality from Mountain Lion Macs and iOS devices to a TV set.
Oliver told you in January that one of the Raspberry Pi developers had successfully created a hack that let him stream video from his iPad to a TV via the credit card-sized computer. And now, Cambridge engineering student Jordan Burgess has successfully converted the device into a wireless AirPlay-enabled audio receiver… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 29, 2012
We already told you about Rag3Hack, the non-jailbreak solution to hiding stock apps on iOS. Now the folks behind Rag3Hack are back with PassHack. PassHack is essentially the same thing, except for now, you can easily access the URLs necessary to hide stock apps from the convenience of Passbook.
This solution actually has no bearing on Passbook besides the fact that it contains a pass with the URL schemes on its rear. Look at it as a handy bookmark to all of your favorite Rag3Hack URLs. Take a look inside as our video shows you the details… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 27, 2012
Rag3Hack is at it again. Hot on the heels of his non-jailbreak solution for hiding stock iOS apps, comes a new trick that allows you to hide the status bar in Safari. This is useful because it allows you to gain more screen real estate since there’s no full screen mode in portrait mode.
Take a look at our video demonstration inside for more details on Rag3Hack’s latest… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 20, 2012
A while ago we told you about StifleStand — an app for Windows or Mac that allows you to hide Newsstand without the need for a jailbreak.
Now there’s another option for hiding Newsstand, along with a host of other default iOS apps. Again, like StifleStand, no jailbreak is needed for this method either.
In the following video walkthrough, we’ll provide you with a demonstration of Rag3Hack, a new website dedicated to hiding stock iOS apps on any device, regardless of whether or not the device is jailbroken.
By Cody Lee on Oct 8, 2012
Hot on the heels of last week’s JailbreakCon convention, another event is set to take place on October 11th featuring some prominent members of the jailbreaking community.
On October 11th, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, MuscleNerd, pod2g and other well-known hackers will take part in a discussion panel at this year’s Hack in the Box conference… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 3, 2012
Since the iPhone 5 launched two weeks ago with its new Lightning port, accessories have been extremely scarce. Lightning to USB cables alone have been hard to find, never mind docks and other add-ons.
Thus, we imagine we’ll be seeing a slew of do-it-yourself solutions pop up over the next few months. In fact, one has already surfaced involving an Elevation Dock, some hacking and a Lightning USB cable… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 19, 2012
Users of Apple’s iPhone and other iOS devices enjoy a fairly high level of security. In the past five years, the platform has only seen a handful of malware scares, and MIT says it recently crossed a “significant” threshold in security.
But all of that security couldn’t stop the iPhone 4S from getting hacked today at the Pwn2Own contest in Amsterdam. A group of Dutch security researchers gained remote access to the handset in seconds with a Safari exploit… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 15, 2012
If you are a long-time iDB reader, you’ll likely recognize the name Charlie Miller. The iOS hacker has broken through the security of everything from the iPhone to the App Store.
Well it looks like Miller’s iOS hacking days are over, at least for now. The systems expert announced on Friday that he will be joining Twitter’s security team, starting next week… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 10, 2012
So this is kind of interesting. Remember that list of 1 million Apple device IDs that the hacking group AntiSec claims it stole from the FBI and then leaked online? Well it may not have actually come from the FBI.
According to a new report, the UDIDs in the list matched up with data from Blue Toad, a digital publisher that specializes in bringing hard copy content to the internet. And the company is taking full responsibility… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 4, 2012
If you’ve been anywhere near an electrical outlet today, you already know about the latest privacy scare reportedly involving the hacking group AntiSec publishing a million UDIDs they allegedly lifted from a laptop belonging to an FBI agent. It’s been all over the news and concerned citizens jumped to the rescue by writing a web app to check if your device identifier has been compromised (though I wouldn’t be typing in my UDID into some web form if I were you).
Well, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, also known under the widely popular FBI moniker, issued a public statement related to the scandal. No, the Bureau absolutely had nothing to do with collecting Apple UDIDs. Its agent wasn’t carrying around a file with a whopping twelve million device identifiers, thanks for your question. And of course they refuted the story and denied any wrongdoing. Sometimes, it’s easier to believe in God than to trust the Government, isn’t it? Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 4, 2012
Yesterday, news broke that the hacking group AntiSec published a million UDIDs from an alleged trove of twelve million device IDs claimed to have been stolen from a laptop belonging to an FBI agent. Even though the hackers had removed some of the identifiable information from the list, your UDID might be exposed out in the wild, along with 999,999 other IDs posted on the web.
And why would you want to know if your UDID is out there for everyone to see? Good question. Your UDID uniquely identifies your device and expert hackers could use it to glean all sorts of information from other data associated with your UDID.
Yeah, it’s a privacy catastrophe, one that might potentially even lead to identity theft. Perhaps even more important than that, wouldn’t you like to know if your device is on the FBI’s watch list? Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 4, 2012
Earlier this year, Apple started rejecting applications that called on unique device identifiers (or UDIDs). The move came amidst privacy and security concerns, as several apps were found to be misusing the information.
Tonight, those concerns multiplied as the hacking group known as AntiSec announced that it had acquired more than 12 million device IDs from a recent FBI hack. And they’ve just released a million of them… Read More