5 years ago today Jailbreakme 3.0 pwned my iPad 2 |
One of, if not THE most disruptive of iOS hacks...ever. Period. What was the hottest, sexiest, down right bestiest hack for iOS...ever? Some might say Installer. Some might say Cydia. Others might say shsh blobs and spoofing Apples code-signing server. But how do we even get to any of those without the Jailbreak? 5 years ago today, JailbreakMe 3 was released. You don't have to be a hacker, developer...or even an iOS user to appreciate the simplicity of Comex's slide to jailbreak remote exploit through-a-browser-to-catch-root-access-of-a-mobile-device...without the need for a computer...except the one in your hand. Jailbreakme 3.0 was pure genius. Code named, "Saffron", the hack used an exploit from a FreeType parser security flaw using the form of a PDF file rendered by Mobile Safari, which then utilized a kernel vulnerability to complete an untethered jailbreak. More simply put, users could jailbreak their device remotely, from a web browser, (mobile Safari), in just a few seconds.