Monthly Archives: May 2014

Guide to the 2014 European and local elections

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There are local council elections in England and Northern Ireland – but the big one this year is the European election on the same day. It is the only time outside of a general election when all 46 million voters can take part. The European Parliament is the only directly elected institution in the European Union. So this is your chance to decide who represents you in Brussels and Strasbourg (Yes, they still shuttle between the two parliament buildings at regular intervals).

How do I know if I can vote?

Most people should have received polling cards through the post. To be eligible to vote, you had to be on the electoral register by 6 May. Anyone over 18 on 22 May who is a British citizen living in the UK, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen living in the UK, a citizen of the Republic of Ireland living in the UK, or an EU citizen living in the UK can vote if there is a local election where they live. British citizens living overseas can also vote in the European elections provided they have registered as overseas electors. EU citizens living in the UK can only vote in the European Parliament elections if they don’t vote in their home member state.
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Updates on IOS Jailbreak 7.1.1

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A few days ago, Stefan Esser, better known in jailbreak circles as i0n1c, revealed that he’d successfully performed an iOS 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak on his very yellow iPhone 5c. Following this exciting inroad, he then went on to explain how the single kernel exploit was achieved, and now, finally, he’s shown off a demo clip of his device booting up and running Cydia on iOS 7.1.1.

i0n1c’s revelation over the weekend served as the latest in a line of encouraging post-iOS 7.1 jailbreak progress. Winocm, who will be joining Apple later on this year in a move that will probably see the hacker retire from the Cydia community for good, demonstrated that a jailbreak on an iPhone 4 was possible.

But i0n1c certainly raised the bar by showcasing an iPhone 5c jailbreak, especially given that newer processors are almost always more difficult to hack, and did so by effectively re-implementing a single kernel exploit found inside many iOS apps.

Given that i0n1c is a veteran of the scene and one of the most talented security experts around, we never doubted the legitimacy of his claims, but to dispel any misconceptions or ambiguity, the hacker has thrown out a video of the jailbreak in action. He’s calling it Cyberelevat0r. Embedded at the bottom of this post, you see the iPhone 5c run through the Settings to reveal the version number, fire up Cydia, and then finally reboot, to prove its untethered nature.
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iOS 7.1.1 Finally Jailbroken

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About two months ago, Apple released iOS 7.1 with some new features and to patch the famous Evasi0n 7 jailbreak vulnerability. Ever since of the release iOS 7.1 we haven’t seen any public release of iOS 7.1 jailbreak. But we have seen some videos of Jailbreaking an iPhone 4 on iOS 7.1. Earlier today, a famous hacker i0n1c has posted a picture of Jailbroken iPhone 5C running Cydia and iOS 7.1.1.

Before you get excited, please stay calm because it is just an image of iPhone 5C jailbroken iOS 7.1.1 (showed above) and not the public release of the iOS 7.1 jailbreak and I think that the public version of iOS 7.1 Jailbreak will not be out until the release of the next big iOS 8.

I0n1c has been out of the jailbreak since the release of the iOS 4.3, he worked for the iOS 4.1.3 but after that he has only been criticizing the jailbreak hackers specially the Evad3rs team. So, you should not expect too much from this developer. So, this photo will probably be just a teaser from the hacker. On the other hand, he may release the public jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 but it is highly unlikely. What do you think about this photo? Let me know in the comments section below.


Protest in Venezuela still far from a democratic regime

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Venezuelan security forces arrested scores of people on Wednesday during a sweep of a busy Caracas avenue as protests against the government heat up amid a widening split within the opposition over whether to back possible U.S. sanctions.

The protest and police response comes as month-old negotiations aimed at easing tensions hang in the balance. The opposition on Tuesday froze talks with President Nicolas Maduro’s government, saying the climate for dialogue was impossible after the arrest last week of more than 200 student protesters who had been camping for weeks outside the offices of the United Nations and three plazas in the capital.

Many political observers believe that by halting the talks opposition leaders were caving to pressure from their own radical base, which is fuming over confusing statements by the top U.S. diplomat to Latin America.
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Good news about jailbreaking IOS 7.1.1

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Avid fans of iOS jailbreaking have been eagerly anticipating the release of iOS 7.1/7.1.1 jailbreak, as the advent of iOS 7.1 update killed all existing exploits used in evasi0n7 jailbreak and thereby rendering it useless.

Those who have already updated their devices to iOS 7.1 can no longer enjoy the privilege of installing jailbreak tweaks and apps, as they lose jailbreak status soon after installing this update.

Furthermore, Apple has stopped signing firmware older than iOS 7.0 as it intends to withdraw all technical support for jailbroken iOS devices. As a result, you will no longer be able to downgrade your device from iOS 7.1 to iOS 7 or earlier iOS 6 firmware builds.
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iOS 7.1 Jailbreak Expectations

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If there’s one thing that we have learned over the last few years, it’s that, rightly or wrongly, the jailbreak community expects a lot. The majority of the complexities involved in researching vulnerabilities, exploiting those bugs and then tying it all nicely together into a jailbreak package capable of mass distribution are abstracted away from the end-user. This is undoubtedly how it should be, but the trade-off is that users become impatient and irritable due to a lack of understanding of the process and how much work is actually involved in effectively producing a jailbreak from scratch once Apple have slammed the security door in our faces.

First and foremost we expect to see a first glimpse of iOS 8 at this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June. We also expect to see a first developer seed going live to registered developers during the course of WWDC week. A public version of iOS 8 will likely ship with the iPhone 6 sometime in September or October. That’s approximately six or seven months in the future, so we of course expect to see an untethered 7.1 solution made available before then – all going well. However, if the first seed of iOS 8 is found to have exploitable vulnerabilities in then the Evad3rs could potentially make the call to hold off on iOS 7 and focus attention on liberating iOS 8 with the hope that any vulnerabilities are not patched as part of the process of going from beta to public.

iOS 7.1 Jailbreak with Evasi0n?

If the Evad3rs team are involved in the research or production of an iOS 7.1 untether, which we expect them to be, then it’s highly likely that we will see an updated version of Evasi0n7 shipping. The distributed tools and software that makes jailbreaking possible on a mass scale has improved exponentially over the years. What used to be a laborious and overly technical process has now been condensed into a single one click solution (where possible).
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UnTethered iOS 7.1.1 Jailbreak Scams

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New UnTethered iOS 7.1.1 Jailbreak Scams Propagate, How to Spot Them – Ensuing Apple’s somewhat recent release of the UnTethered evasion jailbreak-patching 7.1 firmware, and especially the company’s infinitely more recent 7.1.1 update, a countless number of jailbreakers have become stuck. Frantically scouring for an UnTethered 7.1.1 jailbreak solution, a sizable portion of these jailbreakers have regrettably fallen victim of despicable jailbreak scams that now clutter the web. Today, a new set of fraudulent sites claiming to jailbreak 7.1.1 Untethered on devices like the iPhone 5s, iPad mini, Air, and even the iPhone 4s caught the attention of Jailbreak Evasion Info’s staff members.

UnTethered Jailbreak 7.1.1 Scams Propagate

First, before delving into the dangers shrouding falsified jailbreak utilities, it’s important to realize that the tool capable of Jailbreaking iOS 7.1.1 exclusively supports the iPhone 4 (due to the 4 year old exploit it implements)
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