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Christmas Bring Jailbreak for iPhone 7, 8 and X Running on iOS 11/11.1.2

2017 ended with a surprise for jailbreak users, Google Project Zero specialist Ian Beer published details about vulnerabilities in iOS and macOS kernels, as well as the proof-of-concept exploit. This news was a big event for the jailbreak community, as the information provided promised the immediate availability of jailbreak tools for iOS 11. That’s exactly what happened.

LiberiOS Jailbreak for iOS 11/11.1.2

Jonathan Levin, OS internal, was the first to introduce the LiberiOS tool for jailbreak iOS 11 (up to iOS version 11.1.2). This solution will work on iPhone 5s, SE, 6, 6s, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, iPhone X, and also for 64-bit iPad and iPod of the sixth generation. In addition, LiberTV supports Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K, running under tvOS 11.0 (up to version tvOS 11.1.2).

Unfortunately, while it’s not an untethered jailbreak (tethered jailbreak), that means after each reboot or shutdown of the device it will have to be restored again. Another significant drawback is the lack of support for Cydia, because without the application directory, a jailbroken device is almost useless for an ordinary user.

Recently, Jay Freeman (@saurik) published a series of excuses in response to criticism, which has recently come from all sides. The Cydia developer confirmed that he is already working with the data published by Ian Beer, and Cydia will soon be working on iOS 11.

By the way, an interesting fact. Jonathan Levin said that he had repeatedly tried to contact Freeman and join forces, but for some reason never received any response. As a result, Levin commented on the situation to RedmondPie, openly criticizing the work of Cydia and indirectly the developer.

Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Go: How to Catch Them All

Pokémon Go have a lot of different types of Pokémon, but there are also a few that you rarely encounter. These legendary Pokémon like Mewtwo, Moltres and Lugia appear only during certain periods and are a lot harder to catch than the normal Pokémon. In this article you will learn how to capture legendary Pokémon and which ones are available.

Legendary Pokémon’s

The first and second generation available in Pokémon Go include some legendary Pokémon that are very strong and rare:

  • Articuno
  • Zapdos
  • Moltres
  • Mewtwo
  • Mew
  • Raikou
  • Entei
  • Suicune
  • Lugia
  • Ho-Oh
  • Celebi

Not all the Pokémon’s are available. Currently, you can capture the legendary Pokémon below in Pokémon Go:

  • Lugia
  • Articuno (until 31 July 2017)
  • Moltres (from 31 July 2017 to 7 August 2017)
  • Zapdos (from 7 to 14 August 2017)

How to Catch a Legendary Pokémon

Legendary Pokémon’s do not wandering around aimlessly. The legendary Pokémon is only available at Gyms in the Raid Battles. In the Pokémon Go radar you can see what Raid Battles are in the Raid Cup. The legendary Pokémon is only found in the Legendary Eggs. These are blue / purple in color. With each raid you’ll see how long till the egg hatches.

Choosing the right Pokémon to bet against the legendary Pokémon depends on the type of Pokémon you are fighting against.

Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres are made of ice, fire and electricity, combined with the fly-type. In all these cases, Golem is a good opponent, because it is well protected against electricity, fire, ice and the avian species.

Against a Lugia, you can use a dark-type Pokémon, because it is strong against Psychic species like Lugia. A Tyrantian is a good choice, but also Houndoom can. The second power of Lugia is Flying, so an electric Pokémon like Jolteon also causes a lot of damage.

Use Golem and Tyranitar

In general, both Golem and Tyranitar are strong Pokémon’s against the above legendary Pokémon. It is therefore wise to have strong copies of this Pokémon’s. The legendary Pokémon has a very high CP, which makes them difficult to beat. You must therefore work with other players and only after defeating the legendary Pokémon in the Raid Battle you have the ability to catch them. For this, you will receive a limited number of Premier Balls at your disposal.

Legendary Pokémon Catching with Premier Ball

The amount of Premier Balls you receive depends on you and your team’s share in the fight. It is therefore advisable to enter a Raid Battle with many players (blue, red or yellow) to get more Premier Balls. As a result, you get more attempts to capture the legendary Pokémon. You can receive up to 13 Premier Balls, so you’ll also have thirteen attempts to capture the legendary Pokémon. To make catching easier, you can use Razz Berries, especially the Golden Razz Berries.

iOS Jailbreak Seems to Be Going the Way of The DODO

The more new versions of iOS go out the more hackers seem to have more and more trouble finding loopholes to exploit. This is one of the reasons why Jay Freeman, creator of Cydia, says that “The jailbreak is dead! “.

Jay Freeman, Nicholas Allegra and Michael Wang have indeed talk about the current state of the jailbreak. First of all, Apple has succeeded over the years to plug many flaws and make its iOS almost impenetrable, and this is even more true with the latest versions of the system.

Jay Freeman and Nicholas Allegra agree that “the jailbreak is fundamentally dead! “, because today the jailbreak community can no longer rely on its players as is the case of Luca Todesco, which found several iOS vulnerabilities in recent years.

Not to mention Comex (Nicholas Allegra), the Dev Team and Saurik (Jay Freeman) who have contributed enormously to the jailbreak community, bringing new features missing on iPhone’s. Jailbroken users having the ability to tweak and customize their Apple device’s.

No More Interest in Jailbreak

However, Apple has been inspired by many jailbreak tweaks over the years and integrate these so-called “missing” iOS functions – to the point that today, jailbreak has almost no real meaning – perhaps still for some minor things.
And most of all, what drives iOS hackers to no longer get out of jailbreak tool is money! Today, when a hacker finds an important vulnerability, he can hope to resell it for $ 1 million, either directly to Apple or other companies interested in it. It is therefore normal that prefers to gain a million dollars rather than releasing a jailbreak tool for free and waiting for donations.

Freeman then explains that: “This translates into a spiral leading to the end of the jailbreak, as there are fewer and fewer people at work and fewer developers interested in creating tweaks to publish on Cydia. And this means that even users are less interested in jailbreak. “It even advises users to no longer jailbreak their iOS device for security issues. It is true that jailbreak is not the best solution to prevent the theft of private data from a user.

That is why, jailbreak gradually becomes a phenomenon in the process of extinction, probably followed by his death …

VLC, Kodi and Popcorn Time Vulnerable to Malicious Subtitle Attack

We are living a rather dark time in computer security. After the latest ransomware “WannaCry” spread across the world, it looks like you can not trust a subtitle file anymore. Check Point researchers have announced a new and surprising form of attack that can leave exposed millions of users around the world, subtitles. Yes, subtitles.

Basically, when playing a video using multimedia players such as VLC, Kodi, Popcorn Time or Stremio and uploading subtitles, the hacker can access your device and control it remotely. The antivirus is not able to detect the vulnerability, since they detect the subtitles as a normal text file. Continue reading

ExtraTorrent Closing its Doors After 11 Years

Clearly torrent websites are going through a tough time. After KickassTorents (which has just been resurrected) and Torrentz.eu, it seems that it is time for ExtraTorrent to throw in the towel. So the entertainment industry has managed to make another victim.

The decision came overnight, simply removing all of the content hosted by the site and related mirrors. Visiting the extra.to homepage, users are welcomed with a short message confirming that the page has closed forever. ExtraTorrent will probably never return, administrators asking the community to avoid ExtraTorrent clones that may appear in the coming days, this happened when KickassTorents was closed.

ExtraTorrent was set up in November 2006 and proved to be more durable than many of the rest of the time. Over the past 11 years, gradually building a loyal community, ExtraTorrent become the second most popular torrent site after Pirate Bay. Dealing with big names in the field, such as Mininova or TorrentSpy, ExtraTorrent managed to overtake most of the giants.

So far, it is unclear why ExtraTorrent made this decision, but it is easy to assume that it may be related to pressures from the entertainment industry, this is usually the case for torrent sites deciding to step back. Just like other sites of its kind, ExtraTorrent has been for years in the viewpoint of the entertainment industry. Also blacklisted by the US government for massive violations of copyright and online piracy.

However, closing torrent sites does not necessarily mean the end of BitTorrent and the associated piracy. On the contrary. Even though the life of these sites has dropped dramatically, except the immortal Pirate Bay, the community is much more flexible than before. So when a torrent site falls, another takes its place.

A nice example is the relatively new SkyTorrents. No one knows how long a similar site will last – it may not be functional in a month, but it will serve up to thirteen million torrents in a clean web interface without a single advertisement.