SHINY TOY MAKER Apple has had its Ipad 2 jailbroken within days of its release, despite Apple having updated IOS.
Iphone developer and hacker Comex has demonstrated the ability to run Cydia on an Ipad 2. Cydia is the application used to access third party app stores on IOS devices, where uses can download applications that might not be approved by Apple on its tightly controlled App Store.
Comex tweeted that the IOS 4.3 jailbreak would have been revealed yesterday, "if I didn't have to spend 1.5 days looking for a replacement exploit (which came from a most unexpected place...)". As is customary, the talented hacker would not publicly reveal the back door used to bypass Apple's control procedures in order to keep it open for as long as possible.
Ever since Apple launched IOS, it has been playing a game of cat and mouse with IOS hackers that have jailbroken and unlocked Iphones and Ipads through holes in IOS security. Apple usually patches up the holes with software updates, however it doesn't take long for hackers to find another way of showing up the fruit themed toymaker.
While Cydia has been shown to run on Apple's Ipad 2, the jailbreak has yet to be released, though we don't expect Comex and his crew to wait long. µ
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