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Developer Gets Google Maps Working Under iOS 6 With ‘A Little Trickery’ [Video]

Developer Gets Google Maps Working Under iOS 6 With ‘A Little Trickery’ [Video]

Google Maps is gone in iOS 6, but some users are desperate to get it back.

iOS jailbreak developer Ryan Petrich has successfully gotten the old iOS Maps app, which was powered by Google and boasted features like Street View and walking directions, running under iOS 6. The port is said to be unstable at the moment, but it’s working, and with a little more work, it could be available in all its glory to users with jailbroken iOS devices.

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iOS Hacker Discovers Major SMS Security Flaw In The iPhone

iOS Hacker Discovers Major SMS Security Flaw In The iPhone

“Never trust any SMS you received on your iPhone at first sight.”

iOS hacker and security researcher Pod2g has uncovered a major SMS security flaw with the iPhone that could lead to text message spoofing. The problem is with the way in which the iPhone handles text messages, and it’s present in the latest version of iOS — including the iOS 6 beta 4 release. However, Pod2g insists he’s pleading with Apple to get it fixed.

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Don’t Wait For An Apple TV 3 Jailbreak, Because No One Is Working On One

Don’t Wait For An Apple TV 3 Jailbreak, Because No One Is Working On One

We’re still no closer to a third-generation Apple TV jailbreak.

If you’ve been browsing the Internet every day in the hope that someone’s going to announce a jailbreak for the third-generation Apple TV you bought back in March, then look away now. iOS hacker Pod2g has confirmed that neither he, nor any other hacker he knows of, is working on an exploit for the Apple’s latest set-top box.

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In-App Hacker Back At It, This Time With OS X

In-App Hacker Back At It, This Time With OS X

This hurts more than just Apple.

Now that Apple is fixing the in-app purchasing exploit that Russian hacker Alexei Borodin brought to light this week, it seems as if he’s at it again. This time, however, it’s an in-app purchasing hack that works in the Mac App Store.

The method here is similar as the one Borodin used in iOS, with the user installing some fake security certificates and then pointing the Mac’s DNS servers at a false server run by Borodin. The remote server then pretends to be the actual Mac Store and verifies the purchase, bypassing the real system for in-app purchases set up by Apple and use by developers of Mac apps. Borodin claims that this system has allowed approximately 8.4 million free purchases so far.

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Facebook, Dropbox Apps Have Serious Security Flaw That Puts Your Personal Data At Risk [Updated]

Facebook, Dropbox Apps Have Serious Security Flaw That Puts Your Personal Data At Risk [Updated]

A vulnerability in the Facebook and Dropbox apps for Android and iOS means your data can be taken by anyone with access to your device.

A security researcher has discovered a serious flaw with the Facebook and Dropbox apps for both Android and iOS that puts all of your sensitive personal data at risk.

Anyone with access to your device can use a free piece of software that’s easily available on the internet to retrieve an unencrypted, plain text file from your device that provides access to your entire account — without requiring a jailbreak.

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Is Your Mac Infected By The Flashback Trojan Affecting 600,000 Macs?

Your Mac could be one of the 600,000 infected by malware. Here's how to check.

Your Mac could be one of the 600,000 infected by malware. Here's how to check.

A Mac infected by a virus used to be something of a rarity, and it was the best argument you could bring to a Mac versus PC debate. But with Mac adoption surging in recent years, it was inevitable that Apple’s operating system would become a target for hackers.

Variations of one Flashback trojan, which first surfaced back in 2007, are now affecting more than 600,000 Macs around the world. Here’s how to find out whether your machine’s affected and kill the malware.

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It’s Safe To Update – There’s An Untethered Jailbreak Exploit For iOS 5.0.1

It’s Safe To Update – There’s An Untethered Jailbreak Exploit For iOS 5.0.1

Chronic Dev-Team member and iOS hacker Pod2g, who we’ve mentioned a number of times in recent reports surrounding an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak, claims to have successfully developed an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4 running iOS 5.0.1 and says it’s safe to update to the latest firmware.

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iOS 5 Has A Secret Autocorrect Keyboard Feature Just Like Android

iOS 5 Has A Secret Autocorrect Keyboard Feature Just Like Android

It seems that panoramic camera feature isn’t the only thing Apple is hiding inside its latest iOS 5 software. There’s also an autocorrect keyboard feature just like that found on Android devices, which suggests words as you type making it quicker and easier than ever to type on an iOS device.

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Goodbye, JailbreakMe. Comex Becomes Apple Intern

Goodbye, JailbreakMe. Comex Becomes Apple Intern

Comex, the hacker behind the latest JailbreakMe exploit — the first hack to support the iPad 2 — will soon be joining the Apple gang in Cupertino — waving goodbye to his days as an iOS jailbreaker.

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Apple’s Dev Center is Vulnerable to Phising Scams and Needs Fixing Now

Apple’s Dev Center is Vulnerable to Phising Scams and Needs Fixing Now

A group of hackers have discovered a vulnerability with Apple’s Dev Center which leaves the site open to phishing scams. Unless Apple fixes it soon, users could find themselves unknowingly redirected to malicious websites that attempt to steal their credentials.

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