Gorgeous headphone amp isn’t just ear candy

Lust List: Oppo HA-2 portable headphone amplifier and DAC What kind of audiophile nerd do you have to be to shell out 300 clams to “improve” your iPhone audio? Well, that’s what it is going to cost you to convert your digital audio into analog goodness with style. You can find cheaper options than the […]

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These wraparound sports shades won’t screw up your look

Lust List: Screw sports sunglasses by Spy Optics Choosing a pair of sports shades is always a balancing act of form versus function. Luckily, Spy Optics makes sunglasses for every face and every activity. With its Screw series of shades, Spy found the sweet spot where you get what you need while sweating your ass […]

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Magic Flute bike pump is a magical tool you shouldn’t ride without

Lust List: Magic Flute bike pump by Portland Design Works The magic of the Magic Flute is its ability to do two things with equal aplomb. On the one hand, it is a solidly built hand pump that lets you fill your bike tire the old-fashioned way. On the other, it is a handy CO2 […]

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Browser-Based iOS 9.1/9.2 Jailbreak Wins $1M Bounty, Will Be Sold for Corporate and Government Use

Earlier this month, exploit acquisition platform Zerodium debuted an iOS 9 bug bounty that would pay out up to three million dollars to hackers who managed to develop a browser-based untethered jailbreak for iOS 9, which it could then sell to clients interested in shelling out a lot of money to gain illicit access to iOS devices.

The contest expired at the end of October, and Zerodium today announced one hacking team had successfully created a browser-based jailbreak for iOS 9.1 and iOS 9.2, the latest versions of iOS 9, earning $1 million.

Zerodium foundar Chaouki Bekrar told Wired that the exploit developed by the hackers will be given to its customers, which include major technology, finance, and defense corporations, along with government agencies. The contest rules required the exploit to be achievable remotely without requiring user interaction beyond reading a text message or visiting a website via Chrome or Safari on an iOS device.

Bekrar confirmed that Zerodium plans to reveal the technical details of the technique to its customers, whom the company has described as „major corporations in defense, technology, and finance“ seeking zero-day attack protection as well as „government organizations in need of specific and tailored cybersecurity capabilities.“

Because it’s selling the jailbreak („likely“ to U.S. customers only), Zerodium does not plan to report the vulnerabilities in the operating system to Apple, though Bekrar says the company may share the details at a later date. The jailbreak also won’t be provided to the general public, but Bekrar says Zerodium announced the results of the contest to remind people that while iOS security is „very hardened,“ it’s not unbreakable.

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Aluminum case wraps your iPhone in Apple-worthy armor

Lust List: Moshi iGlaze Armour There are plenty of iPhone cases on the market to protect and/or decorate your beloved device, but very few come close to being Apple-worthy. This one is. The diamond-cut aluminum backplate makes the Moshi iGlaze Armour one of the select few. It looks great even as it protects your iPhone […]

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