Sep 11

The iPhone-Dev team just posted a update regarding iTunes 8.0 and the new firmware. As they said before, it will take Apple a new hardware design to fully fix the Pwning process, iTunes 8.0 does however have some countermeasures. Read their full explenation after the break.

If you’ve been following the technical aspects of our blog since July, you may have noticed that we’ve asserted multiple times that Apple can’t fix the bug we’ve exploited in PwnageTool unless they fix their hardware.

That hardware fact is still true. But one way they can try to combat Pwnage for existing hardware is to program iTunes to detect and prevent the Pwnage exploit. In fact, they’ve already done that in iTunes 8. The screenshot below from iTunes 8 using a Pwned ipsw (with an unPwned device attached) is one example.

The nice thing about iTunes decisions is that we can provide you with patches to counter them. We have one such patch already for Mac iTunes 8 for iPod touch. We’ll be working out the full suite of patches for all the combinations over the next week.

Here are 2 screenshots that Apple doesn’t want you to see. Notice the Terminal icon at the end of:

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2 Responses to “iPhone Dev-Team update – Countermeasures”

  1. iambored8907 Says:

    I’m confused why dont they just kill off pwnage till they figure the problem. And switch everyone to quickpwn, or does it have to do with that too? I havent had to re-pwn since 8 came out, and both of my i’s are pwned and since fine.

  2. iambored8907 Says:

    Oh and are those screenshots of 2.1 pwned? I cannot see any evidence of a 2.1 label in the shots. I still believe they should update the pwners with the keys as soon as they find them and not wait for a new pwnagetool

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