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NewsPoster Apr 27, 2013 03:18 PM
Hacker successfully 'jailbreaks' Google Glass within two hours
The <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/284440==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/04/16/first.google.glass.headsets.leave.manufacturing/" rel='nofollow'>Google Glass</a> headset has been rooted, shortly after it has started being issued by the search giant <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/284441==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/04/11/first.registrations.to.get.glass.by.google.develop er.event/" rel='nofollow'>to developers</a>. Jay Freeman, a hacker that goes by "Saurik" and creator of the <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/284442==http://www.electronista.com/articles/10/12/13/jay.freeman.makes.announcement.at.360macdev/" rel='nofollow'>Cydia app store</a> for jailbroken iPhones and iPads, gained access to a level that he could theoretically prevent the device from being affected by Google's <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/284443==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/04/17/google.issues.draconian.terms.of.service.for.googl e.glass.explorer.edition/" rel='nofollow'>own restrictions</a>. <br />
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Speaking <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/284444==http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/04/26/google-glass-has-already-been-hacked-by-jailbreakers/" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">to</a> <em>Forbes</em>, Freeman confirmed that Glass runs on Android 4.0.4, and gained access using existing exploits for that version of the mobile operating system within hours. "It took me two hours while I was having dinner with friends at the time," said Freeman of the rooting process, "I learned how [the exploit] worked and then did the same thing on Glass... which was quite simple."<br />
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While the rooting of the device could stop it from being "bricked" by Google for violating a policy, it is not clear what else the process will allow Glass to do. Freeman speculates that Glass could possibly be made to store data on the device itself or on a nearby phone connected by Bluetooth, instead of sending data to Google servers. <br />
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It is unknown if the same process will be performable on the consumer version of Glass, when it is <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/284445==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/04/22/wearers.of.glass.need.to.learn.create.new.social.e tiquette.rules/" rel='nofollow'>eventually released</a>.
 
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