All posts tagged hacks

Anatomy of the HBGary Anonymous hack

Interesting write up in Ars about the recent high profile hacking of ‘security experts’ HBGary by Anonymous.
Turns out it was basic SQL injection, poor passwords and general lax security… who would’ve thunk it?

Read the full article here.

Run Android on your old iPhone

Running Android on your old rooted iPhone 2G or 3G is now as simple as a couple of clicks thanks to the new Bootlace app available on Cydia, and it can all be done over the air, no computer required.

Full instructions can be found here.

I just tried it on my old 2G and can confirm it works, although it’s un-useably slow on this old hardware. To get around the ‘only one button’ issue it remaps the main iPhone button to Andorids ‘menu’ button, the volume down button becomes ‘home’ and the power button becomes ‘back’. To put the device to sleep you press the power & main buttons together.

Syncing iPhone 2+ firmware with Linux!

Ever since Apple so kindly updated the iTunes database encryption key with the v2 firmware it’s been impossible to sync an iPhone with anything other than iTunes.

Yesterday I found a site describing an extremely simple hack that appears to re-enable syncing to older software simply by tricking the iPhone into reporting it’s still running an old database version. I’ve done it on mine (fw 2.2) and it appears to work brilliantly, I can now synch with gtkPod or Amarok in Ubuntu, and if I (have to) boot back into XP iTunes doesn’t seem to complain and I can still do backups and AppStore sync’s as normal.

Using Amarok and other iTunesDB compatible software with the iPhone 2.x @ Abort,Retry,Hack

Excellent, f**k you Apple (again)!