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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. jaas75's Avatar
      jaas75 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iNT3Rv3NTiONZz View Post
      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
      thxs for answering a few of my questions, but whats the use?? of keeping this a secret if at the moment having a mc version or iphone 4 is like having unjailbrakable or outdated phone (meaning no real use of new firmwares)

      in my humble opinion having this exploit and not using it, doesnt make any sense because even if apple finds out the exploit in the hardware it will cost millions to redesign or change the production line, plus dont forget apple doesnt like jailbrake but its a win-win situation for them because you buy the iphone for the perks of jailbraking(im speaking of my self here) and the option of using another carrier besides att (on the us) so they sell alot of iphones due of this reasons, so i dont think they would spend more money for something its making money for them.

      again just my 2 cents . as a side note im extremely grateful to the devteam for always looking up for options to make more useable and enjoyable our phones
      THXS

      jaas
    1. Maxhasadhd's Avatar
      Maxhasadhd -
      i bet apple has a jailbroken iphone with them. it would make sense.. i mean they have to test and seee if it will block the detection.. why do they hate jailbreak anyways? if its jailbroken they dont have to give a waranty on it. and its not there problem.. right?
    1. jaas75's Avatar
      jaas75 -
      i would like them to see the actual numbers of iphone user in Tmobile and ask apple. Do you like jailbraking/unlocking now???
      that begs the question: isnt more profitable allowing jailbraking???
    1. towboattrash34's Avatar
      towboattrash34 -
      well what year or ph version are they waiting to use it?? every year or other year they will come out with a new ph anyway... so it seems like they are going to hold out on this till it is useless..... my self i bought the iphone cause i wanted a good touch ph...did not know anything about jailbreaking...that was just a plus... i love my ph but at&t has the worst service i have ever had....
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Children playing bully on the Internets. Not shocked.
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      I don't understand how people work
    1. RGee's Avatar
      RGee -
      thats what happends when the ppl that works give their work to other ppl not involve in it then it gets in the wrong hand and u have this situation

      now on the other hand let the guy release it u really think apple don't already know bout this exploit? trust they know how u think they manage to block all other exploits?
    1. Grassmasta's Avatar
      Grassmasta -
      Its like Jersey Shore with less booze, hot girls, and ugh... Snookie. But the rest is pretty much there!
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by Grassmasta View Post
      Its like Jersey Shore with less booze, hot girls, and ugh... Snookie. But the rest is pretty much there!
      Hilarious...............
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Damn I was hoping that not very many people got their hands on it after it was leaked. I thought it was only a half dozen people but I'm sure it spread easily.
    1. rayzeur22's Avatar
      rayzeur22 -
      wow... what. a. t.'w'.a'.t.'

      this little ***** wants to ruin everything for us just because hes pissed off and needs someone to blame this on. Who knows? Maybe he crashed his own site but doesn't want to look like a dumbass so he blames it on ih@sn0w. Well, mission failed.
    1. leathelisor's Avatar
      leathelisor -
      I'm sure all of you would be the picture of forgiveness if you believed someone you'd been fighting with maliciously attacked and crashed your website..../end sarcasm
    1. Radex's Avatar
      Radex -
      Quote Originally Posted by leathelisor View Post
      I'm sure all of you would be the picture of forgiveness if you believed someone you'd been fighting with maliciously attacked and crashed your website..../end sarcasm
      Pretty much have to agree with that statement.

      But maybe with more forgiveness/tolerance than others would have been more accepted, generally speaking. Regardless, based on his history, especially with the comment MuscleNerd has made a while ago (Twitter / MuscleNerd: If someone chooses to insu ...) and his recent Twitter comments, he is just making an *** out of himself. Furthermore, he acted childish with his threats of releasing SHAtter, so there's little room to bear respect to him and his ordeal.
    1. kyvos's Avatar
      kyvos -
      Quote Originally Posted by DRFP View Post
      How can DOS cost any money? So the web site went down, even if IT had to reprogram they have backups

      So why does it cost anything more then the time the IT had to fix it?


      They way I understand it
      Time is lost in fixing it
      Money is estimated, its not hard fact how much is lost.
      i've found that my post wasn't based on very solid backgrounds. i posted what i saw at http://www.twitlonger.com/show/7fjnul which was linked in the orginal post. i'll think a little more before posting next time. my mistake.
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      ... another day and another loser coming out of the woodwork for his 15 minutes of fame. Pathetic, nothing more.
    1. cory's Avatar
      cory -
      This might be a stupid question, but now that jailbreaking is legal, can't the creators (or finders) of the SHAtter exploit claim intellectual property rights over this? Thats what Apple would do here...
    1. Buffolus's Avatar
      Buffolus -
      This is crazy an should not good just for the future cydia jailbreak. An a revenge is never a good thing.
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by phatcamaro View Post
      What, is this guy 5yrs old. Stop the bickering, and just do whats best for the community. The important thing is keeping apple from keeping control of our devices.
      I know right, maybe hes going to tell his mom on him too
    1. iNT3Rv3NTiONZz's Avatar
      iNT3Rv3NTiONZz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Maxhasadhd View Post
      i bet apple has a jailbroken iphone with them. it would make sense.. i mean they have to test and seee if it will block the detection.. why do they hate jailbreak anyways? if its jailbroken they dont have to give a waranty on it. and its not there problem.. right?
      I imagine them to have at least two of each model iPod/iPhone/iPad set aside for jailbreaking and testing jailbreak tools. We all know they secretly steal ideas from the jailbreak devs
    1. foureight84's Avatar
      foureight84 -
      4chan? hah well in any case... why get so angry over something you're not sure about? just fret it out and eventually it would be resolved. anger never really solves anything.