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New iPad Already Jailbroken in Three Ways

It appears that the Dev-Team was first to announce a hack of iOS 5.1 running on the iPad. According to a blog post, a previously published jailbreak of the iPad 2 running iOS 5.1 apparently works on the new iPad as well.

Besides the Dev-Team announcement there have been at least two other jailbreaks that were announced by Stefan Esser as well as Grant Paul and Paul Grifin. The hackers noted that there may be more news coming about a new jailbreak as the iPad 2 hack works for the latest iPad as well and serves its purpose for now. Those who decide to jailbreak their iPads should remember not to update their iOS version past the one that shipped with the device, the blog post states.

Stefan Esser's hack was described as an untethered jailbreak that booted without a required connection to a Mac or PC.

  • nebun
    what does he have to hide???....i think it's not the real thing
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  • del35
    Little news here. They used the same hack that was used to jailbreak the the iPad 2.

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  • few years ago when I own my first mac. the sale man fool me as mac is unhackable and virus free compare it to pc. I was so dame stupid to believe that. until now I see the truth. apple is weak in security and loads of flow that you could hack it as easy as you could jailbreak a iphone by just visiting a website. by having mac as my first pc is the most regret things happening in my life
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  • SmileyTPB1
    Hmm...What took so long?
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  • opmopadop
    del35Little news here. They used the same hack that was used to jailbreak the the iPad 2.If you read the article you would have seen that in the first paragraph.
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  • mrpijey
    Good good, now what about the new AppleTV? If they crack that one (so we can put something decent on it, like XBMC) then I can get myself a nice Media Center/streaming client combo.
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  • @window7user2012 The reason is that no was buying Macs so no one was hacking, or creating viruses for them. Why would you when everyone was running Windows?
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  • molo9000
    window7user2012few years ago when I own my first mac. the sale man fool me as mac is unhackable and virus free compare it to pc. I was so dame stupid to believe that. until now I see the truth. apple is weak in security and loads of flow that you could hack it as easy as you could jailbreak a iphone by just visiting a website. by having mac as my first pc is the most regret things happening in my lifeHave you actually encountered any malware on your Mac?
    It's not invulnerable, but so far there has been very little malware for Mac OS X over the years. Even simple scare-ware like Mac Defender gets big media attention.

    It's difficult to argue about security if there are no real attacks.
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  • Im pretty sure if there was 500 million Mac Desktops and only a couple of million Windows Desktops the arguement would have been reversed. Why should people bother with virusses or Malware for Mac's if they have way more numbers to target on Windows based desktops?
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  • DaddyW123
    molo9000Have you actually encountered any malware on your Mac?It's not invulnerable, but so far there has been very little malware for Mac OS X over the years. Even simple scare-ware like Mac Defender gets big media attention.It's difficult to argue about security if there are no real attacks.My folks live in a small town where they don't lock the house when they leave for the entire day at work. I live in a city where I lock my doors when I walk down the street and back.
    If my parents house is broken into less, does that mean they are more secure? No, it just means they aren't targeted. All it takes is one guy to say "I want it all", and they will have it EASILY, at least they have to work to get into my house.

    But back to the article - Glad to see jailbreaking still a priority among the community. The iDevices are actually really good hardware, once they are "released" to their full potential and broken free from Apple's closed walls.
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