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A possible way to gain access without opening Apple TV


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mikesown

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Unfortunately, I don't have one myself, but I thought of a way that MAY be able to be used to update the Apple TV. It may be possible to redirect the DNS servers to your own, and then forward a 'software update' request to a computer on your local network. If Apple put some sort of hash check in(probably, but there's a chance they didn't), then this wouldn't work without Apple's private key(which they would NEVER give out). Can someone with a hacked Apple TV disassemble the Finder.app exexutable(from the Apple TV) with IDA or a similar debugger and see if it does do a hash check? If not, this may be a foolproof way to gain access to the Apple TV.

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Christian Leduc

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It's only my guess... since the automatic software update of Mac OS X, Apple has always had MD5 check. Even the iPod updater had online MD5 comparison for some time.





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