MuscleNerd and GeoHot will join forces to break new baseband?
A few days ago, we wrote about the emergence of information on the detection of a vulnerability in the new baseband by a hacker, Sherif Hasim, who paid for his discovery by blocking the developer AppStore account. At the time, it was found that everything was well on its way to unlocking devices that had been updated to software 3.1.3. Interestingly, while working on breaking the new modem, the existing competitors will work – MuscleNerd and GeoHot.
The xSellize website quoted a conversation on the IRC channel in which both programmers took the floor. The conversation shows that the Dev Team group together with GeoHot will try to break the new baseband together. Both gentlemen concluded that there was no point in creating two separate exploits. Below we present a piece of the conversation.
What does geohot tweet mean?
its my bb exploit for safekeeping
geohot: did you turn that over to the dev team or are you doing something with it?
my days of turning things over are done
i hope its different from the one they have
but they prob already have it
its the one i orig wanted to release blacksn0w with
it? S still there in the new bb
yep, just checked
but then opted to use xemn since it was public
Oo, it carries over from 05.11 to 05.12?
why wouldn? t it, apple doesn? t fix things proactivly
geohot we prob should figure out a way to know if we have same exploit double blind, otherwise we may release 2 different ones at same time
not sure how to do that without making it easy to brute force tho
yea, i salted the hash
hmm maybe if we both hash the stack dump
Can you two take this out of public sight?
the stack itself, not the header before it or the registers after it
muscle: any notice about the exploits are the same?
we are working on it
cryptography, perfect for people who don? t trust each other
This is certainly interesting information for people whose iPhones have temporarily turned into more expensive versions of iPod Touch, due to the inability to use cellular services due to the SIMLOCK lock.