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iOS 6.1.3 comes with Evasi0n jailbreak fix

iOS 6.1.3 comes with Evasi0n jailbreak fix

The latest version of iOS 6.1 is currently being beta tested as we speak, and the update will end up fixing that pesky lock screen vulnerability that's probably not as huge of a deal as people are making it, but nonetheless, it's there. However, iOS 6.1.3 also comes with a fix that finally blocks the infamous Evasi0n jailbreak.

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NBC websites hacked and compromised with malware

NBC websites hacked and compromised with malware

Earlier today, Ronald Prince sent out a tweet stating that NBC.com had been infected with malware and that users should avoid visiting. This prompted others to look into the issue, with HitmanPro and Sucuri both confirming the issue, stating that a trojan and exploit links were present. In light of this, NBC released a simple statement confirming the problem while assuring users that their information hadn't been compromised.

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Fisker Twitter account hacked by diet aficionados

Fisker Twitter account hacked by diet aficionados

It's happened again, folks. Another verified Twitter account was hacked this week, the latest victim being automobile manufacturer Fisker, who's Twitter account was hacked by what seems to be a group of diet and exercise fiends, or just a couple of hackers wanting to post some spam. Either way, this marks the fourth time that a verified Twitter account has been hacked this week alone.

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Jeep Twitter account hacked, taken over by Cadillac fanboys

Jeep Twitter account hacked, taken over by Cadillac fanboys

In what we can only assume is a replay from yesterday, Jeep's Twitter account was hacked and much of the branding was changed over to Cadillac logos and images, mentioning that Cadillac has acquired Jeep, although that couldn't be further from the truth. We're guessing it's the same hackers behind yesterday's Burger King/McDonald's Twitter hack.

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Apple targeted by Java zero-day bug [UPDATE]

Apple targeted by Java zero-day bug [UPDATE]

Last week, Facebook was attacked by a zero-day Java exploit. While the social network said that no personal data was stolen, it's never too comforting when companies and services get hacked. This week, however, Apple was the target this time around, saying that a "small number" Mac computers have been infected.

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Burger King Twitter account hacked to show McDonald’s superiority [UPDATE]

Burger King Twitter account hacked to show McDonald’s superiority [UPDATE]

Hacking into systems and servers to play some harmless pranks isn't anything new, but today Burger King's official Twitter account was breached and the hackers appeared to be die-hard McDonald's fans, because they ended up changing the page's branding to the McDonald's logo and name, and mentioned that Burger King "just got sold to McDonald's because the Whopper flopped."

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Evad3rs member Planetbeing talks iOS 7 jailbreaking

Evad3rs member Planetbeing talks iOS 7 jailbreaking

The iOS 6 jailbreak is officially out and it's had plenty of time to get into the hands of eager jailbreakers, specially 7 million of them. Now that the Evad3rs dev team has had some time to relax, one of the members was available to answer questions on Reddit today. Planetbeing, the hacker also behind the first jailbreak ever, discussed his thoughts on jailbreaking iOS 7.

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Pebble watch jailbreak tweak shows all notifications from iPhone

Pebble watch jailbreak tweak shows all notifications from iPhone

The Pebble smartwatch is finally shipping to customers after a number of delays, and we even got our hands on the thing during CES 2013 last month. Jailbreakers and app developers are also getting in on the fun, and now we're seeing what looks to be the first jailbreak tweak for iPhone built for the Pebble smartwatch.

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Hackers warn of zombie apocalypse in news station hack

Hackers warn of zombie apocalypse in news station hack

While hackers are usually notorious for breaking into databases and stealing personal information, some hackers simply breach into systems just for the fun of it. Case in point: someone (or possibly even a group) hacked their way into the KRTV affiliate of the Montana News Network and its CW station, prompting an emergency alert message warning viewers of an impending zombie apocalypse.

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Evasi0n jailbreak sees 7 million iOS devices hacked in four days

Evasi0n jailbreak sees 7 million iOS devices hacked in four days

The latest jailbreak, dubbed Evasi0n, has been the most popular jailbreak ever, with over 7 million iOS devices tampered with since the jailbreak's launch four days ago. This is according to Jay Freeman, the man behind the jailbreak app store Cydia, who says he noticed around 7 million iOS 6 devices roaming his store.

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Federal Reserve confirms Anonymous hack, critical operations not affected

Federal Reserve confirms Anonymous hack, critical operations not affected

This past week has been full of hackings of various organizations, and the Federal Reserve is the latest on the list. They have confirmed that they were recently hacked by Anonymous. One of the organization's website was breached, and Anonymous reportedly leaked the contact information of thousands of bankers.

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iOS 6.1 jailbreak sees massive numbers, Cydia usage spikes

iOS 6.1 jailbreak sees massive numbers, Cydia usage spikes

Yesterday, the iOS 6.1 jailbreak officially released to the public, and it essentially was a scramble for millions of iOS 6 users, similar to how someone announces there's free food in the break room, and everyone dashes in to get their share. It turns out that the release saw a huge wave of users join in on the jailbreaking fun, and even Cydia became overloaded, resulting in errors that left users without tweaks for now.

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