BlackBerry PlayBook jailbreak fix already broken

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

By - December 8, 2011

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.

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