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Apple’s brand new AirTag has already been hacked

Apple announced its new AirTag tracking accessory at the Spring Loaded event just over two weeks ago, and the first deliveries only started reaching the hands of avid customers last weekend.

Despite how new the product is, it seems that it has already been hacked by brilliant minds in the security research space.

CoolStar pwns Apple Watch with the cicuta_verosa exploit

The quest to pwn the Apple Watch is one that has received oodles of attention over the years, and while the concept is most certainly possible, it hasn’t quite reached the level of fruition that most jailbreakers would expect – especially when compared with the jailbreak offerings for iPhones and iPads.

Much of this has to do with the uncertainty of an Apple Watch jailbreak’s usefulness in addition to concerns related to restoring the Apple Watch’s firmware in the event of catastrophic errors (respring loops, etc.), but that hasn’t stopped some jailbreak developers from dabbling with the idea.

CoolStar announces upcoming libhooker Pro with premium features for jailbroken devices

In an announcement shared early this morning via the Sileo / Taurine / Odyssey Discord channel, Odyssey Team lead developer CoolStar divulged that an upcoming premium jailbreak package dubbed libhooker Pro would soon be made available to the general public.

Anyone who uses the Chimera jailbreak for iOS 12, Odyssey jailbreak for iOS & iPadOS 13, Taurine jailbreak for iOS or iPadOS 14.0-14.3, or Odysseyra1n on a checkra1n-compatible device should know that libhooker is the tweak injection method that facilitates tweak-centric process hooking on these platforms. With that in mind, the concept of a pro version of libhooker is rather thought-provoking.

Unc0ver jailbreak updated to v6.1.2 with several bug fixes and notable new features

Pwn20wnd’s unc0ver jailbreak was the first semi-untethered tool to add support for iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 back in February, but recent attention shifted to the Odyssey Team’s Taurine jailbreak for iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 given that it just launched last week.

Still, that hasn’t stopped Pwn20wnd from cranking out regular revisions to unc0ver. Just this evening, the unc0ver jailbreak received an update to version 6.1.2 with a number of new stability improvements and a shiny new safety feature that jailbreakers may find helpful.

Auto-executing ap0110 jailbreak for 32 & 64-bit iOS 10 devices now available

The jailbreak community has been on fire lately. Not only have all iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 devices been made pwnable by both the tried and true unc0ver and brand new Taurine jailbreak tools, but the recent release of the kok3shi jailbreak made it possible for users of 64-bit iOS 9.3-9.3.5 devices to pwn their handsets as well.

Now, it seems a little more love is being provided for iOS 10 users as the Athenus Dev Team and w212 have teamed up to release ap0110, an auto-executing semi-untethered jailbreak for 32 and 64-bit iOS 10.x devices.

How to install the Taurine jailbreak on iOS or iPadOS 14.0-14.3 via AltStore

In case you’ve been living under a rock, the Taurine jailbreak is now officially available for all iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 devices.

Taurine is the latest jailbreak whose development is led by CoolStar, the same individual responsible for spearheading the development of the Odyssey jailbreak on iOS & iPadOS 13.0-13.7 devices, the Chimera jailbreak on iOS 12 devices, and the Electra jailbreak on iOS 11 devices. With that in mind, if you've used any of the aforementioned jailbreak tools in the past, then you will find that Taurine's user experience feels particularly similar.

CoolStar’s Taurine jailbreak for all iOS 14.0-14.3 devices officially released

Although the unc0ver jailbreak by Pwn20wnd was the first to implement support for iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3, those who’ve been patiently holding out for CoolStar’s iOS & iPadOS 14-based jailbreak instead are going to be in for a treat.

Steering away from the initial plan to launch an SSH-only iOS & iPadOS 14 jailbreak first before launching a full-fledged iOS & iPadOS 14 jailbreak afterward, CoolStar has instead decided to focus all efforts on the full-fledged option — the fruits of which are now available to the general public.

Video teaser demonstrates working Sileo app on macOS

Most people associate the Procursus bootstrap and Sileo package manager with the iOS 12-based Chimera jailbreak or the iOS & iPadOS 13-based Odyssey jailbreak, but that’s liable to change soon future as Odyssey Team member Hayden Seay teased almost a month ago that Procursus and Sileo would be coming to the Mac.

Wednesday evening, we got a first-hand glimpse of just how quickly the aforementioned project appears to be coming along.

Kok3shi jailbreak updated to v1.0 beta 2 with Cydia installer & other fixes

Just last week, SakuRα Development launched an all-new semi-untethered jailbreak tool dubbed kok3shi for 64-bit iOS 9.3-9.3.6 devices. It was a bit of a surprise given that most of today’s jailbreak-centric news revolves around iOS & iPadOS 13 or 14.

But as is the case with any initial jailbreak release, it would t be long before kok3shi received its first update. As such, SakuRα Development released a second public beta version of the kok3shi jailbreak, officially bringing it up to version 1.0 beta 2.