Hacker Already Breaks IPad

Posted: Apr 6 2010, 8:38pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 8:26pm CDT, in News | Apple

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The iPad has been hacked. In fact, the Apple tablet was compromised just minutes after it went on sale this past weekend, courtesy of a well-known Apple hacker who has also broken into the iPhone and iPhone 3G.

The hacker, who goes by the Internet moniker MuscleNerd, was able to "jailbreak" the iPad without too much hassle. In a video he posted online, Nerd claims to have gained root access to the device in a matter of minutes.

The video displays him entering some sort of code on a computer monitor and watching as it links to the iPad and voids the warranty in the most glorious way possible.

Watch the hacking video here.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/6" rel="author">Mark Raby</a>
Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at mark@i4u.com.




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