After joining Apple as an intern, the well known hacker @comex is no longer attached (or does he) to the iPhone hackery team. He has recently sold JailbreakMe.com domain to @ConceitedApps and since then the website is no longer safe for iPhone jailbreak or it could be used to host iPhone malware.
Today, it turns out, that Jay Freeman, a.k.a saurik is the new owner of the JailbreakMe.com domain, as the person who had initially bought it from ConceitedApps was kind enough to transfer it to Saurik.
Yesterday, we learned that jailbreakme.com was sold in July; today, I talked with the new owner: he is actually very likable and awesome. ;P
…and tonight, jailbreakme.com was transferred to me (convenient, as I host the site ;P); so, going forward, we no longer need to worry! 😀
So its good to continue with the jailbreak without worries.
This morning Facebook announced Timeline, a look at everything that has ever happened in your Facebook lifespan. It’s like a story book of your life. Although the feature has been announced, it is not yet available to the public – only developers can get access.
Things to consider:
You probably don’t want to do this unless you’re actually a developer. Expect bugs.
Only you will see your timeline at first (unless you decide otherwise), but it will automatically go public after a few days. My timeline was automatically hard-set to go public on September 29th.
It seems that if you login into Facebook on another machine, Timeline gets disabled automatically on all of your machines. With that said, it seems you can get back to your timeline (but ONLY after following the steps below) by navigating to http://www.facebook.com/YOURUSERNAMEHERE?sk=timeline
You’ll need to have a “verified” account for one of the steps, which means you need a credit card or phone number attached to the account.
How to enable it:
Step 1: Log in to Facebook.
Step 2: You will need to enable developer mode if you haven’t already. Simply type “Developer” in the search box and click on the top result.
Step 3: Go to the developer app, which can be found here should Facebook not automatically redirect you.
Step 4: Create a new app (don’t fret, nobody will be able to see it), and give it a name and namespace (no CAPS allowed with the namespace).
Step 5: Once that’s done, click on the “Get Started using open graph” under the “Open Graph” header.
Step 6: You will then be asked to create a test action for your app, like “read” a “book”.
Step 7: Next, you’ll be met with a config page of your selected action. Navigate through that page and the next three pages of settings.
Step 8: Once you have gone through the last page and hit “Save and Finish”, after a couple of minutes, an invite to try Timeline should appear at the top of your homescreen.
Click it, and you will be met with a page which seemingly covers every story of your Facebook life since the day you joined. Enjoy!
Hacktivist group Anonymous have been busy this year. The group issued a press release this morning announcing that they and other groups will protest all over the United States considering a nationwide “Day Of Vengence” that to take place in various cities across the USA on September 24, 2011.
Various targets including Wall Street, Corrupt Banking Institutions and the NYC Police Department. Follow Twitter account @PLF2012 for ongoing reports.
The full press release:
Wednesday – September 21, 2011
On September 17, 2011 approximately 15,000 peaceful demonstrators
in dozens of cities around the USA gathered, marched – and occupied
public space to protest the unjust policies of the US government
and the corruption in our financial institutions. The central
protest site was in the financial district of New York City, where
peaceful protesters faced phalanxes of heavily armed paramilitary
police officers from local and federal jurisdictions. The arrests
began almost immediately, many for violating the 1845 so called
Later that day, and according to plan – many of these protests
ended with a peaceful occupation of public space. Again, the
central occupation occurred in NYC. More arrests continued to take
place. All of this was expected, it is part of progressive
activism. Anonymous was content to challenge these stupid “mask”
laws in court. Not only is the Guy Fawlkes mask covered under
freedom expression as a symbol of our movement, but we believe that
everyone has a right to protest anonymously using bandanas, masks –
But then on Tuesday – September 20, 2011 everything changed in a
flash of police instigated violence. As rain began to fall on the
NYC encampment, heavily armed police moved in; Removing tarps used
to cover media equipment, arresting independent journalists,
confiscating media equipment – and using excessive force against
and arresting innocent peaceful protesters, several of whom were
abused and injured.
This year, we heard President Barack Obama and Secretary Hillary
Clinton say over and over in country after country from the Balkans
through the mid-east to Africa that the right to peacefully protest
and occupy public space is a right that MUST be respected in every
instance. And they are correct, and this also applies to the USA.
In fact, even more so. In the USA of all countries in the world,
the police should have been deployed to PROTECT the protesters –
not a giant brass bull that is the ultimate symbol of greed and
corruption in America. And yet we were treated to the grotesque
picture of dozens of armored police surrounding this brass bull,
while thousands more police were deployed solely to harass, arrest –
and abuse peaceful protesters.
Anonymous & the other cyber liberation groups around the world
together with all the freedom loving people in the USA will NOT
stand for this. We will peacefully yet forcefully resist the abuses
of the NYC Police Department. And so Anonymous announces a
nationwide “Day Of Vengence” to take place in dozens of cities
across the USA on Saturday – September 24, 2011 at High Noon.
Poster – http://t.co/BSuXCdRR
Video – http://youtu.be/2svRa-VSaOU
In coordination with these protests across the USA on September
24th, Anonymous and other cyber liberation groups will launch a
series of cyber attacks against various targets including Wall
Street, Corrupt Banking Institutions – and the NYC Police
Department. We encourage the media to follow the Twitter feed
@PLF2012 for ongoing reports throughout the day.
We Are Anonymous – We Are Everywhere – We Are Legion – We Never
Forget – We Never Forgive
EXPECT US — Anonymous
Hacker group Anonymous, which has been responsible for cyber-attacks on the Pentagon, Sony, News Corp, hacked into Iran‘s government emails, possibly the IMF, Anders Breivik’s Twitter account, and much more, has a new target in its crosshairs: Facebook. The hackers have set the date for Facebook’s demise as November 5, 2011. The reason? Ironically, they’re worried about privacy.
Citing privacy concerns and the difficulty involved in deleting a Facebook account, Anonymous hopes to “kill Facebook,”. Anonymous leadership disowned Operation Facebook on Twitter.
So, only some Anonymous members are involved. This isn’t the first time Anonymous has spoken out against social networks. After Google removed Anonymous’ Gmail and Google+ accounts, Anonymous pledged to create its own social network, called AnonPlus.
The full text of the announcement, made on YouTube and reported by Village Voice, is below:
DATE: November 5, 2011.TARGET: https://facebook.com
Twitter : https://twitter.com/OP_Facebook
Attention citizens of the world,
We wish to get your attention, hoping you heed the warnings as follows:
Your medium of communication you all so dearly adore will be destroyed. If you are a willing hacktivist or a guy who just wants to protect the freedom of information then join the cause and kill facebook for the sake of your own privacy.
Facebook has been selling information to government agencies and giving clandestine access to information security firms so that they can spy on people from all around the world. Some of these so-called whitehat infosec firms are working for authoritarian governments, such as those of Egypt and Syria.
Everything you do on Facebook stays on Facebook regardless of your “privacy” settings, and deleting your account is impossible, even if you “delete” your account, all your personal info stays on Facebook and can be recovered at any time. Changing the privacy settings to make your Facebook account more “private” is also a delusion. Facebook knows more about you than your family. http://www.physorg.com/news170614271.html
You cannot hide from the reality in which you, the people of the internet, live in. Facebook is the opposite of the Antisec cause. You are not safe from them nor from any government. One day you will look back on this and realise what we have done here is right, you will thank the rulers of the internet, we are not harming you but saving you.
The riots are underway. It is not a battle over the future of privacy and publicity. It is a battle for choice and informed consent. It’s unfolding because people are being raped, tickled, molested, and confused into doing things where they don’t understand the consequences. Facebook keeps saying that it gives users choices, but that is completely false. It gives users the illusion of and hides the details away from them “for their own good” while they then make millions off of you. When a service is “free,” it really means they’re making money off of you and your information.
Think for a while and prepare for a day that will go down in history. November 5 2011, #opfacebook . Engaged.
This is our world now. We exist without nationality, without religious bias. We have the right to not be surveilled, not be stalked, and not be used for profit. We have the right to not live as slaves.
We are anonymous
We are legion
We do not forgive
We do not forget
“Kill Facebook for the sake of your own privacy” — doesn’t that sound strange, coming from people who routinely steal private information as they please? But this echoes the manifesto of a related group, LulzSec, whose nihilistic perspective on the state of the Internet kind of made sense. An excerpt:
Do you think every hacker announces everything they’ve hacked? We certainly haven’t, and we’re damn sure others are playing the silent game. Do you feel safe with your Facebook accounts, your Google Mail accounts, your Skype accounts? What makes you think a hacker isn’t silently sitting inside all of these right now, sniping out individual people, or perhaps selling them off? You are a peon to these people. A toy. A string of characters with a value.This is what you should be fearful of, not us releasing things publicly, but the fact that someone hasn’t released something publicly.
Will Anonymous be able to successfully lay waste to Mark Zuckerberg‘s fortress? This is set to be the Internet showdown of the year.
What is expected actually, is that Facebook would not be “destroyed,” per se. What’s more likely to happen is a DDoS (denial of service) attack on Facebook which could, if successful, prevent users from reaching the site for anywhere from minutes to hours.