jailbreak

prison

A Former Dannemora Prison Guard Penned a Wild Account of the Famous Escape

After feeling news reports got the story wrong, Charles A. Gardner wanted to tell his insider's tale.
Seth Ferranti
3.8.19
Hacking

The Prototype iPhones That Hackers Use to Research Apple’s Most Sensitive Code

Very few people have heard of them, but "dev-fused" iPhones sold on the grey market are one of the most important tools for the best iOS hackers in the world.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.6.19
Internet Insecurity

Trump’s iPhone Security Practices Are Awful

Anonymous White House officials say Donald Trump uses two iPhones. Apparently, Trump doesn’t take enough security precautions on them, such as swapping them every 30 days, like Barack Obama used to do.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.22.18
Motherboard

Startup Offers $3 Million to Anyone Who Can Hack the iPhone

A new startup in Dubai is offering six and seven figure payouts for zero-day exploits for Android, iOS, Windows and Mac.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.25.18
iPhone

How a Low-Level Apple Employee Leaked Some of the iPhone's Most Sensitive Code

This is how a small group of friends lost control of the leaked iBoot source code. The story behind one of Apple's most embarrassing leaks.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.9.18
Internet Insecurity

Key iPhone Source Code Gets Posted Online in 'Biggest Leak in History'

Source code for iBoot, one of the most critical iOS programs, was anonymously posted on GitHub.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.8.18
zero days

How a Tiny Startup Became the Most Important Hacking Shop You’ve Never Heard Of

Inside the secretive industry that helps government hackers get around encryption.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.7.18
Internet Insecurity

Google Releases Tool To Help iPhone Hackers

Google’s elite team of hackers released a much-anticipated tool to help security researchers hack and jailbreak the iPhone.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.11.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Inmates Used Peanut Butter to Smear Their Way Out of Jail

And one of the 12 escapees is still on the loose.
Allie Conti
8.1.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Inmate Filmed His Own Jailbreak and Turned It into a Short Film

The self-made documentary feels like a low-budget 'Goodfellas'—complete with voiceovers, freeze frames, and pop music.
Drew Schwartz
7.27.17
iPhone

iPhone Bugs Are Too Valuable to Report to Apple

For now, security researchers who have been invited by Apple to submit high-value bugs through the program prefer to keep the bugs for themselves.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.6.17
What Is the iPhone?

The Life, Death, and Legacy of iPhone Jailbreaking

How a ragtag group of young hackers made the iPhone what it is today.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Brian Merchant
6.28.17
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