Kindle’s Free 3G Connection Hacked For Tethering

You know that free 3G connection on your Kindle that lets you download books from anywhere you are? Well a hacker named Andrew D’Angelo has found a way to tether to the ereader giving you free internet access on another device.

Don’t get too excited, though, there are a few caveats to the hack. For starters you’ll need an older Kindle Keyboard with 3G service that’s been jailbroken so you can run a USB network hack. Once it’s then connected to a computer via USB you just need to configure your DHCP and browser settings accordingly, as outlined on his site.

It all sounds well and good, but as Hack a Day points out, tethering with your Kindle is against Amazon’s terms and conditions. And the data passing through your Kindle’s 3G connection has a unique ID that Amazon can track and use to brick your device. But even worse? You’ll be bringing down the wrath of Jeff Bezos on your head. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

[Lickitung’s World]

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