Hacking questions

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  1. DWY

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    So how do hackers like geohot find exploits? How do they know their exploits and how do they use them to jailbreak and hack the iPhone? Where can I go to learn what he and other hackers know? I love knowledge and I'd love to a little iPhone hacking myself but geohot didn't answer my email so can some if y'all help me out here please

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    symondhelly New Member

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    Hacker use the “jailbreaking” to describe the act of overriding the iPhone’s restrictions to install unauthorized software on the device. Jailbreaking is the first step an iPhone owner must take in order to later unlock the handset, enabling it to work with a SIM card from any carrier.
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    Thanks guys I appreciate it. I'll be reading for a while lol.

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    cotton509 Banned

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    1 the info isnt p[osted or apple will fix it instantly
    2 ul never be a hacker
    3 if u try and hack me il pwn ur @$$
    4 geohot attacks iboot looking for everything that WILL crash it
  6. DWY

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    Seriously what the hell is your problem with me? This is like the second time you've had some smart ass comment on one of my posts... I'm a nice guy and i haven't done anything to you. okay here's my mature response:
    1 Okay that makes sense.
    2 Everyone starts somewhere, just because I'm not afraid to ask questions doesn't mean ill never fulfill what I'm striving to be. Geohot didn't wake up one morning saying hey i know how to hack for some reason. he learned, and that's what I'm going to do too.
    3 Wtf? I'm sorry when did I say i was going to try and hack you?
    4 Thanks.
    Now, onto what I was originally going to post until I saw your cotton's response. What I can't seem to find at the iPhone Wiki is where to/ how to look for exploits. I mean for example do they take the firmware and change the .ipsw to .zip and look through and analyze files to find it or what? Thanks in advance.
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    if the devs posted how and where to find the exploits wont you think apple would patch everything there?
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    True, but how did they learn to find exploits?
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    hours of doing something i guess
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It's great to see someone interested in this sort of thing. First, you should learn C and after you are comfortable with low-level operations, learn some assembly language. The iPhone, iPod touch and iPad's processors use the same ARM instruction set. Also, you should read about "traditional" vulnerabilities and exploits. It will take a lot of time and patience, but if you like it, the burden is lessened greatly, if present at all.

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