Google has been investing a lot on innovations trying to build the next big thing. And, its newest invention called Google Glass has been on the top tech news for weeks. Back in early 2012, the tech world was amazed with rumors that Google was inventing an augmented reality goggles. As days went by, it is becoming a reality, it is released for developers a few days ago, which is far, far closer than anyone would have guessed. It is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display that is new to the technology world. Its attempt to free data from desktop, portable devices making it hands-free and its multifunction are attracting all kinds of people’s curiosity.
If Google Glass successfully win customer’s love, it will possibly become the next big thing like iPhone did years ago. However, there are still lots of issues that Google has to solve, such as law issues caused by Glass’s possible distraction to users, its compatibility to shortsighted people and most importantly its security. But, the FACT is !Google Glass Has Already Been Hacked By Jailbreakers! Just a few days after 1500 of them were being released.
“With a name like Glass, it was just asking to be cracker”
A famous Android and iOS developer and hacker named Jay Freeman, also named “Saurik”, has successfully tested a known exploit for Android on Glass and announced his success on Twitter Friday afternoon. Those who have Jailbreaked their iPhone may have heard of “Cydia”, a widely used app store where you can download expensive apps in your iPhone for free after jailbreak. Saurik is the creator of it, and his finding on Google Class would potentially remove any restrictions Google might place on Glass.
Just as my classmate Taylor wrote on her blog, “Google Glass Already flunking out”. The product has already received lack luster reviews from those who Google has allowed to test the product. Google glass is now facing the same problem iPhone once faced. Jailbreaking Google glass could make it possible to store data locally on the device or on Bluetooth-linked phone, rather than upload it automatically to Google’s servers, which is a measure that some privacy-conscious users may appreciate. Jailbreaking may also cut Google’s profit in the future, because it is very possible that Google is going to have an “App Store” for their Glass, and if the something like “Cydia” is open for owners, they can easily download applications for free. Another possible threat is that jailbreaking could cut off Google’s ability to remotely “brick” the device, permanently disabling it if the user violates Google’s term of use.
It is a big issue for Google on how they should handle possible cracking problems and prevents future loss of control of their products. Though they can learn from Apple and update their software very often to come up with new versions, but hackers will always keep hacking.
Just a Funny Video on Google Glass :