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Amazon’s Kindle Gets Jailbroken, Additional Font Options Now Available

Amazon’s Kindle Gets Jailbroken, Additional Font Options Now Available

It was only a matter of time. The new Kindle has been jailbroken, and now you can take advantage of the options that come along with it. Of course, if you're not a fan of handling a device that's not necessarily "up to code" from the original manufacturer, you could always sit back and just enjoy official updates. But, if you do like to get your hands a little dirty, then you'll be happy to know that all of the previous jailbroken-specific hacks that were available for the previous generation Kindle are now available for the newer version.

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Apple TV iOS roots confirmed: jailbreak hacks ahoy!

Apple TV iOS roots confirmed: jailbreak hacks ahoy!

Apple's mysterious mention of an "iProd2,1" in the iOS 4.2 beta spotted earlier this year has turned out to be the newest Apple TV, prompting speculation that the set-top box might be a potential jailbreak target for enterprising hackers.  Contrary to earlier rumors, Apple made little reference to the second-gen Apple TV's underlying OS at its launch earlier this month; it had initially been expected that they would push iOS heavily and even bring the App Store to the STB.

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Apple iOS auto-lock iOS patent application could monitor iPhone jailbreak/unlocking

Apple iOS auto-lock iOS patent application could monitor iPhone jailbreak/unlocking

A new Apple patent application could see future devices from the company automatically lock themselves, alert their owners or even Apple should they be either used by an unauthorized person or modified in a non-permited way.  Spotted by ArsTechnica, while the patent abstract describes a security-minded application - unauthorized use of the device, such as an iPhone, resulting in its rightful owner being notified via email, voicemail or other service - the full text also suggests that hacking, jailbreaking, unlocking, swapping SIMs or moving the device away from a preset area could also trigger either lock-downs or selective feature blocks.  In addition to full or partial blocks of this sort, the device could also take a photo of the person using the handset.

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Apple fix for iOS PDF exploit in pipeline

Apple fix for iOS PDF exploit in pipeline

Apple has reportedly come up with a fix for the remote PDF exploit that led the German government to issue an official warning about iPhone security.  The exploit is the loophole used for the Safari-based jailbreak launched at the weekend; as well as allowing Apple devices to be hacked for unofficial third-party applications (and the first step in the path for unlocking locked handsets), it also leaves the door open for malicious attacks which could potentially get root privileges on the device.

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