Tag Archive for 'TIFF'

Jailbreak your iPhone or iPod Touch via the Web, and Secure it at the Same Time

Hackers discovered a security flaw in the iPhone software when they were trying to figure out how to install unofficial 3rd party apps. Now some of them have created an exploit that takes advantage of that flaw to jailbreak your phone and install 3rd party apps just by visiting a website.

I don’t know how I feel about this. On the one hand, I appreciate the simplicity. On the other hand, I’m not thrilled that an exploit for the TIFF image security flaw has been released into the wild. On the other foot, it’s cool that this hack patches that security flaw. Of course, all this means that Apple will be releasing a security fix soon. I’m just hoping that it doesn’t block other methods of jailbreaking the iPhone.

If you want to try it yourself, visit Jailbreakme.com to add 3rd party apps to your iPhone or iPod Touch

  1. Jailbreaks iPhone/iPod Touch on 1.1.1
  2. Patches Springboard to load third party apps
  3. Activates non-AT&T iPhones automatically, while leaving already activated phones alone
  4. Fixes YouTube on non-AT&T iPhones automatically, while leaving already activated phones alone
  5. Installs Installer.app v3.0b5 on the iPhone/iPod Touch
  6. Fixes Apple’s TIFF bug, making your device MORE secure than it was without AppSnapp!