Comex, the developer of the jailbreakme.com 2.0 website, has released the source code for the PDF exploit found in un-patched versions of Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. The code has been called “impressive” and “dangerous” by some security analysts. The exploit has the ability to install malicious code on a users iOS device by simply visiting a webpage crafted to run the code. If you do not plan on jailbreaking your iOS device, we recommend updating to iOS 4.0.2 to remove the vulnerability. If you are already jailbroken, we suggest installing the “PDF Fix” patch from Cydia.
Over the weekend, Comex and his gang of merry men released an over-the-web, on-device jailbreak solution for iOS 4 dubbed Jailbreak 2.0 “Star.” The process is completely painless, and all that is required of you is: direct your iPhone’s Safari browser to www.jailbreakme.com, follow the one-step set of instructions. If you happen to be a developer, and updated your device to any of the iOS 4.1 betas, you are going to be out of luck. To everyone else interested: happy jailbreaking! More →
Listen. We don’t have a whole lot of details to present to you, but what you see above is a still from a YouTube video that is said to be of an iPhone running Flash at full speed. Before anyone starts getting all huffy and cries out “FAAAKE!” so loud that they wake up their grandma, this video wasn’t filmed by some random yahoo. Oh, no (we think). It was filmed by Comex, the man behind the Spirit jailbreak for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Other than that, we know that this hack is said to be”very preliminary.” Obviously we’re dying to know if it works as a standalone app or is able to fully integrated with the mobile version of Safari, but we guess something to look forward to is always nice, right? Hit the jump to check out the video evidence then let us know your thoughts.