Just hours after the release of the new iPad, the device was jailbroken by hackers.

"Hackers were quickly able to develop custom code that allowed them to escape Apple's walled garden and install unapproved apps on the new iPad with iOS 5.1," writes The Register's John Leyden.

"Three different groups developed methods for jailbreaking the new iPad," Leyden writes. "None of these methods have yet been packaged into point-and-click tools just yet, but the apparent ease with which three different approaches to jailbreaking were developed means that utilities to automate the process are likely to arrive sooner rather than later."

Go to "Hackers jailbreak new iPad hours after it hits the shelves" to read the details.

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