If it is a computer or an iPhone, hackers will find a way to hack it.
It was reported that on Friday, July 11th hours after Apple released its newest firmware for the iPhone, that the iPhone Dev Team cracked the new operating system, version 2.0.
We previously posted where major software bugs were reported in iPhones and an article where we asked if the iPhone gets spyware. If people are able to hack current versions of the iPhone’s operating system then does that mean it is susceptible to malware or additional hacker attacks? Using an unofficial or unapproved 3rd party application may do just that. Using unapproved software on a device is a risky choice as we know firsthand with recent rogue anti-spyware.
So what does this mean for the new iPhone 3G or the first generation iPhones that recently upgraded to version 2.0 of the firmware?
It means if the consumers of the iPhone choose to jailbreak or hack their own iPhone it will allow them to run unofficial 3rd party applications. That means they will be able to install apps that are not offered through iTunes or apps that were not approved by Apple. If you choose to hack your iPhone you may be able to take it to another cell phone provider or cellular network for use. Whether this proves to be unsafe, the likelihood for software bugs will be a reality that turns into a major issue. The new jailbreak or hack for the iPhone 2.0 firmware is called PwnageTool 2.0.
Below is a video link of the hack taking place using the PwnageTool 2.0 tool for the iPhone.