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

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