There's been more than a little talk over the last couple of days about Evad3rs and their new iOS 7 jailbreak. Once the initial surprise at its release had died down, attention soon turned to the fact that, given the right conditions, it would install a non-Cydia app store that many believed was there to facilitate easy piracy. The Internet exploded.
Famous hacker Geohot has released Root for Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. Fans of Apple's iPhone - and more specifically those involved in the jailbreak community - will know Geohot from his days involved in the cat and mouse game with Apple. In more recent times he has also gained infamy thanks to his well-publicized legal wrangle with Sony after publishing information online on how to "jailbreak" the company's PS3 console.
George Hotz, known to most as serial exploiter Geohot, has been keeping something of a fairly low profile of late. Then again, when you're used to jailbreaking consoles and smartphones while making viral rap videos aimed at Sony's lawyers, I guess anything less than an explosion constitutes calmness and tranquility.
The jailbreak community is brimming with development and security research talent, you only need to look at the individuals involved in producing the jailbreak tools to know that is really the case.
An interesting little tidbit coming out of Microsoft today, with news that the Redmond outfit has offered a job to a young Irish boy who came to their attention though a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 phishing scam.
The bitter legal battle between Sony and George 'Geohot' Hotz has come to an end with the two apparently coming to an agreement out of court.
Yet more drama and intrigue coming out of the Sony vs. George Hotz PS3 hacking case in the United States, with Neowin's Brad Sims bringing news that Hotz (Geohot to the jailbreaking community) has actually done a bunk - effectively fleeing Sony.
The Sony vs. Geohot trial rumbles on, after being granted access to Geohot’s hard drives, and the IP addresses of users who have been to his sites, the PlayStation 3 manufacturer has now sought (and received permission) to drag everyone else into the argument by requesting hacker George 'Geohot' Hotz's PayPal records stretching back fully 2 years.
Well some more bad news for early adaptors of iPad 2 who wants to jailbreak their shiny new device. After the confirmation of Limera1n being patched in iPad 2’s bootrom, MuscleNerd of iPhone Dev Team has now confirmed that early testing of SHAtter shows that it has also been patched by Apple in iPad 2.