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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. Dave_Xiavia's Avatar
      Dave_Xiavia -
      So much drama.
    1. iNT3Rv3NTiONZz's Avatar
      iNT3Rv3NTiONZz -
      What a *****!
      At least we could finally get to use the shatter xploit
      But no.. More fail than win
    1. swaggs's Avatar
      swaggs -
      What keyboard skin is he using?
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      ....I really hope that douche bag doesn't release the sHAtter exploit.... This guy should be shunned from the JB community.

      Quote Originally Posted by swaggs View Post
      What keyboard skin is he using?
      thats just the standard Apple keyboard, his camera is just kind of distorted.
    1. saunupe1911's Avatar
      saunupe1911 -
      This is insane.
    1. phatcamaro's Avatar
      phatcamaro -
      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.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Hurting the community should have nothing to do with some meaningless fight. Terrible. Thank goodness chronic was there.
    1. kyvos's Avatar
      kyvos -
      i'd be very upset as well. It's been reported that $160,000 of damage was caused from this organized attack.

      but it still wouldn't be a good idea of releasing the SHAtter exploit.
    1. Jman2499's Avatar
      Jman2499 -
      Come on people. Really? What I see here is childish. You said something so I'm going to tell mommy on you. If this goof releases shatter it does nothing but help apple patch that exploit that shatter uses. Get your thumb out of your mouth, stop crying cause your just making yourself look bad infront of us JB useres
    1. brbortscheller's Avatar
      brbortscheller -
      Drama in jailbreaking? How did this happen? Maybe he should just release his own stuff if he's so P-Od.
    1. clikzip's Avatar
      clikzip -
      the @ symbols in front of everyones handle was stupid. Are we on twitter or a forum?
    1. Wldwsle1976's Avatar
      Wldwsle1976 -
      This guy is stupid. He's only helping apple, but maybe that is what he wants. I agree he is being childish. He can't play with the big boys so he throws a tantrum and breaks the game. Boo hoo.
    1. vedavis's Avatar
      vedavis -
      APPL must be laughing their a**es off.
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      people's ego's are getting out of hand. this is why the JB community needs to be expanded so that they more people that know how to JB the longer JBing will be available for us all.
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      Wow this is absurd! This is what happens when the JB scene goes mainstream. Drama, thankfully this was stopped.
    1. shadow25's Avatar
      shadow25 -
      hahaha, awesome..

      If I was him, I'd send it directly to Steve Jobs.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      with so much drama in the LBC, its kinda hard bing snoop D-O double G but i
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Sounds like a couple of nine year old boys on testosterone overload!
    1. that_girl's Avatar
      that_girl -
      Quote Originally Posted by thevmax View Post
      Sounds like a couple of nine year old boys on testosterone overload!
      ROFL. Drama, drama, drama in the JB community.
    1. magusxxx's Avatar
      magusxxx -
      Remember the good ole' days when Denial of Service meant Suzy wouldn't put out?