BlackBerry PlayBook jailbreak fix already broken

An update which prevents an exploit that gives hackers root access to the Playbook, has already been broken

December 8, 2011
BlackBerry

Research in Motion (RIM) faced their first-ever jailbreak of a mobile device last week when hackers were able to gain root access to the BlackBerry PlayBook.

The hack allowed anyone to jailbreak a PlayBook tablet, and compromise system security. RIM initially played the jailbreak down, but took action once the method was released to the public.

An over-the-air (OTA) update was released by RIM to counter the jailbreak, and seal off the hole that allowed the exploit to take place.

However, this recently-released update has already been broken, and hackers have now presented a new method for jailbreaking the device.

Read the full story at: Boy Genius Report.

Tags: BlackBerry, BlackBerry PlayBook, Research in Motion

Free Email Newsletter:
Subscribe

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – technology images can be found here

Join the conversation

Connect with MyBB

twitterfacebookandroidappleblackberrynewsletterfeed

Poll

Are you working over the festive season?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Great Christmas tech deals

Sale

If you are looking for a great Christmas tech deal, you are in luck. Many South African retailers are offering discounts on gadgets and tech products this week.

Free MTN Twitter notifications on Vodacom

Twitter-logo-new

Some non-MTN users have received notifications that their Twitter access is free, courtesy of MTN

Humans – the weakest link

Hacker matrix code program cyber-criminal

Hackers who forced Sony Pictures to abort release of a comedy about North Korea likely slipped past the entertainment titan’s defenses by exploiting a weak spot — humans

What’s keeping SA’s ISP CEOs awake at night?

Don't worry, be happy

South African ISP CEOs reveal what their biggest challenges and worries are

Free MyBroadband Newsletter:
Subscribe
X
bool(true)