As Apple users head into the holiday weekend nearly one million devices have been jailbroken.
Jailbroken is a term that is used by the mobile communication industry and its users when the phone factory settings have been hacked or jailbroken. Doing this does not offer the same risks as hacking a computer would with personal identifiable information at risk of exposure but it does come with its own set of issues.
Absinthe 2.0 is one of the recent released jailbreaking program out there. According to The Chronic Developing Team, approximately 973,086 devices had become victims of the hacking program. Out of this number, 211,401 of the hacks were done on Apple’s newest iPad. This newly released program, which came out Friday, operates on a computer when connected through an iOS device.
The Chronic Development Team of Absinthe 2.0 boosted of its newest version of jailbreaking software in a two-hour presentation in Amsterdam Friday. Since the publicity of the new software and the Chronic Dev Team’s Twitter account there have been extensive downloads and usage of the new 2.0 version. It is truly amazing that since Friday nearly 973K devices had been jailbroken. The new software is capable of cracking the code on most Apple products with the exception of the third generation Apple TV.
As more and more devices are jailbroken and the number increases daily, there is no doubt in mind that this is a popular piece of software among Apple users.