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  • Dev Threatens to Release SHAtter Source


    In what increasingly appears to be a case of mistaken identity, a Dutch developer has threatened to release the source code of the SHAtter exploit, depriving the jailbreak community of a valuable tool. After the developer of TwitPanic, @iHaz3, had his site brought down apparently by a DDOS attack, he threatened to release the SHAtter source as some kind of revenge, but has since held off on carrying out the threat.

    The story can be traced following @iHaz3's Twitter feed. TwitPanic.com was crashed by what the developer believed was a DDOS attack set up by @ih8sn0w after he and @iHaz3 had "issues." @iHaz3 then tweeted "TwitPanic.com is attacked by a organized DOSS hit......next week SHATTer will be posted on twitter." The jailbreak community reacted with confusion, since SHAtter - an exploit allowing unsigned execution of code in the S5L8930 bottom that could only be defeated by a new hardware design - was developed by pod2g and p0sixninja of the Chronic Dev team, not iH8sn0w. It could be that @iHaz3 was confused because the iH8sn0w hacker he believed responsible for the DDOS had previously provided the SHAtter source to him.

    As the day rolled on, @chronic engaged @iHaz3 in conversation and attempted to explain that @iH8sn0w had nothing to do with SHAtter, and so releasing it would do nothing to hurt him while at the same time burning a valuable exploit which has been held in reserve since @geohot came out with limera1n. Eventually, @iHaz3 agreed to a cooling-off period, which would expire sometime today, but he has since heard from his hosting company that they have the identity of the attacker and are pursuing legal action. So, hopefully, all this will blow over.

    Source: Twitter
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Dev Threatens to Release SHAtter Source started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 87 Comments
    1. Dizi's Avatar
      Dizi -
      If this asshat can get ahold of the exploit, do you really think someone at Apple can't?
    1. goodluck4287's Avatar
      goodluck4287 -
      Sounds like Steve Jobs knows who to attack this week. Instead of lawyer power, he will use Wozniak power.
    1. punjabi212's Avatar
      punjabi212 -
      In the words of Charles Barkley, this is turrible.
    1. cpkirkley's Avatar
      cpkirkley -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      with so much drama in the LBC, its kinda hard bing snoop D-O double G but i
      GOLDEN! ...somehow, someway

      Instafail for thinking that releasing such a thing is a viable option for revenge. I can understand his frustrations, but that is the purest form of cutting off one's nose to spite one's face.
    1. roy4423's Avatar
      roy4423 -
      Quote Originally Posted by punjabi212 View Post
      In the words of Charles Barkley, this is turrible.
      LMAO I needed that
    1. jaas75's Avatar
      jaas75 -
      im sorry but i dont see the reason of why this is so BAD to happen. since iphone 3g and 2g iphone theres no easy fix to jailbrake.
      Now its you have 3gs mc version pre mc version, now its thethered jailbrake , iphone 4 its almos t impossible to jailbrake. so WHATS TO LOOSE??

      possible answer: OH in the next gen iphone we would loose the jailbrake, but what happens now ??? if you have iphone 4 or 3gs you are out of luck. thats your answer!!!!!!
      apple have very good PAID ENGENIERS so whos to say they wont find the xploit????

      people common we should be happy that probably we would find an easy way to jailbrake again like the OLD TIMES no mumble jumble of mc version or iphone 4 hardware security and tiny umbrella and other apps.

      just my 2 cents sorry if i offended someone

      thxs for listening (i mean reading lol)

      jaas
    1. gotanmp3's Avatar
      gotanmp3 -
      Let me get this straight, iHaz3 is spazzing out because his "COMING SOON: Yet another stupid iDevice Twitter App!" site got DDoS'ed off the interwebs?

      Before iHaz3 calls for the legal drawing and quartering of whoever is behind the attack, he might want to read up on The Streisand Effect, first. I'd never even heard of his Twitter app before this.
    1. Forgoten Dynasty's Avatar
      Forgoten Dynasty -
      lol this kid's dox got dropped on /b/ the other day.... He won't be releasing anything.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Quote Originally Posted by vedavis View Post
      APPL must be laughing their a**es off.
      I will have to agree with you!
    1. robben10's Avatar
      robben10 -
      Wow, unless he has his credit card number on there, then I think he should not do anything stupid, why do we need to suffer? It's none of our f*c*ing business why did he have to fight with @ih8sn0w? My 2 year old brother is more mature than this piece of crap.
      Anyways I do agree that Apple will probably find it without him even releasing it. what if Chronic is part of apple? or Geohot? or even ihaz8 himself works for apple???? LOL! that would just be crazy hahahaha
    1. IMIX's Avatar
      IMIX -
      This is what happens when children are 'devs'.

      I'm gonna pop the football so noone can use it!!
      What a total Douche bag.
      hopefully noone will trust this immature a-hole with any more code.
    1. D_LA_ROC's Avatar
      D_LA_ROC -
      WTF!! IHaz3 is my friend and I really don't believe he would release it. He was just saying that to let steam off. How would you feel if some little fat kid hacked your site??
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Quote Originally Posted by D_LA_ROC View Post
      WTF!! IHaz3 is my friend and I really don't believe he would release it. He was just saying that to let steam off. How would you feel if some little fat kid hacked your site??
      How old is ur friend?!
    1. iNT3Rv3NTiONZz's Avatar
      iNT3Rv3NTiONZz -
      Quote Originally Posted by jaas75 View Post
      im sorry but i dont see the reason of why this is so BAD to happen. since iphone 3g and 2g iphone theres no easy fix to jailbrake.
      Now its you have 3gs mc version pre mc version, now its thethered jailbrake , iphone 4 its almos t impossible to jailbrake. so WHATS TO LOOSE??

      possible answer: OH in the next gen iphone we would loose the jailbrake, but what happens now ??? if you have iphone 4 or 3gs you are out of luck. thats your answer!!!!!!
      apple have very good PAID ENGENIERS so whos to say they wont find the xploit????

      people common we should be happy that probably we would find an easy way to jailbrake again like the OLD TIMES no mumble jumble of mc version or iphone 4 hardware security and tiny umbrella and other apps.

      just my 2 cents sorry if i offended someone

      thxs for listening (i mean reading lol)

      jaas
      The release of this would mean apple could Patch the next iPhone/iPad (possibly even current iphine4, like they did with the 3GS mc model) which will just continue the cat and mouse chase. Although there is every possibility apple could patch it anyway (being as they know where the vulnerability lies)
      I don't think this being released would b good in anyway, because atm we know that there is always a backup jailbreak for our a4 devices
      Lol rant much
    1. dhamien's Avatar
      dhamien -
      Wasn't iHaz3 the one who threatened to kill MuscleNerd because MN was mildly insulting to his wife?

      He sure seems like a great guy.


      http://twitter.com/MuscleNerd/status/29357397102
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      The dev team might have to hire a hitman here...
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      Kind of reminds me of when ih8snow shut his site down temporarily a while back cuz "someone" said he wasn't a /real/ hacker. Now his feud with ANOTHER dev is resulting in the same immature manner.

      You guys do great work, and we all really appreciate it. But don't hold it over our heads.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Lame, I want my iPhone 4 4.2.1 jailbroken or whatever firmware we're on now >_<

      I felt like being a noob for once :P
    1. chhay's Avatar
      chhay -
      wat a ******!!!
    1. purplemonkeyspank's Avatar
      purplemonkeyspank -
      What a big pair of girl's blouses, man. I tell ya, these "hacker" """""geeks""""" need to get their heads from their arses, man...