Apple Counters PwnageTool In iTunes 8, Patches Well Under Way
While the Dev Team asserts that there is nothing Apple can do short of changing their hardware to remove the bug exploited by their Pwnage Tool, they did try in iTunes 8. The team wrote in their blog today that the new iTunes software will detect when a Pwnage exploit is taking place and prevents it from going through.
Currently, if you connect an un-Pwned device to iTunes 8 and try to Pwn it, you will get the following message:
The Dev Team says they will be working on a complete set of patches for all of the devices to counteract Apple’s counermeasure for the next week, and already have the one for the iPod touch finished.