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Latest iOS Jailbreak Used Seven Million Times In Four Days

Sparrowvsrevolution (1926150) writes | about a year and a half ago


Sparrowvsrevolution (1926150) writes "Over the first half of last week, Apple was been hit with the largest mass-hacking incident in its history. And the perpetrators were the company’s own users.

Nearly seven million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners cracked Apple’s restrictions on their devices using the jailbreaking tool Evasi0n in just the first four days it was online, according to the latest count of unique devices released by Jay Freeman, the administrator of the app store for jailbroken devices known as Cydia. That makes the iOS-hacking app the fastest-adopted jailbreak software of all time, Freeman says. The last jailbreak that came close was likely Jailbreakme 3 in 2011, which was used only 1.4 million times in nine days.

The high number of cracked devices may be a sign that Apple users want more open, less restricted gadgets. But it also reflects the higher number of iOS devices in the market since the last jailbreak, and pent up demand. It took hackers longer than ever before to develop this jailbreak: 136 days compared with as little as two weeks for the iPhone 3GS."

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