Student Manages To Jailbreak First-Generation Microsoft Band

A student has managed to jailbreak Microsoft Band 1

Microsoft is already working on the second generation (version 2) of Band, which has become an important part of the company’s hardware collection. The new model is expected to be launched in the next 12 months.

A student in NYU OSIRIS security lab, who is only known as b0n0n, has found a way to jailbreak the first-generation or version 1 of Microsoft Band. Given as a school project, he figured out how the Band client software communicated. It also paves the way for “third-party” improvements that could be added by the developer community.

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