iPhone users wetting pants?
Before you take this as another iPhone bash thread, please feel free to not feel that way.
After being sent this article with the original thought that I would be LaugingMyAO, as I continued to read it and really felt bad for iPhone users. Apple should seriously step their game up. They are known for being really stubborn when it comes to listening to their consumers, but to ignore this? What is WRONG with them! This should make all of BB users proud to own a Black Berry, because our security has remained untouched! Did you know many professional ethical hackers use blackberries? What does that tell you?
Anyway, read below.
How To Hijack 'Every iPhone In The World' - Forbes.com
My bad side(which some of you may have seen in the earlier .148 Card builds) makes me want this attack to go through successfully. I know it sounds bad but maybe this is what apple needs to really start taking this serious if they want to penetrate the business market harder.
- 07-29-2009, 09:14 PM #2
I guess one thing Apple can thank is that the guys discovering these holes are good guys and are holding off how they'll do it until it's shown at a closed-doors event for Apple security employees to see and fix.
It also concerns me a bit that Apple has let some of these holes linger since 2007! Really, Apple??App Version: 188.8.131.528
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- CrackBerry Newbie
07-29-2009, 09:15 PM #3
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The iPhone OS wasn't built at the start to be secure with great encryption like the Blackberry OS. The iPhone has had many exploits.
I can guarantee you, though, that AT&T's network would drastically improve if all iPhones failed at once. Then 3G might be functional/adequate.
I personally am for it just because I think it would be interesting. I do however find chaos a funny thing when implemented in a way where no one is physically hurt. Cmon it would make a good news headline.
- 07-29-2009, 09:36 PM #5
If this hits every iPhone across the US and parts of the rest of the world, I'm sure it'll be a massive wake-up call to Apple!
- 07-29-2009, 09:58 PM #8
and watch tomorrow someone comes in and gets offended and tries to defend their iPhone against security attacks. its better to admit to issues so they can be resolved rather than be ashamed of them and let them go overlooked.
- 07-29-2009, 10:11 PM #12
Last edited by Zipster; 07-29-2009 at 10:13 PM.
- CrackBerry Addict
07-29-2009, 10:14 PM #13
- 757 Posts
This is ridiculous. Forget about Apple...well, it'd be BAD for Apple, but what does it say about ATT? It's pretty widely agreed that if they didn't have the iPhone they would be WAY behind the industry curve and if it's proven that the device can be pretty much bait for hackers, good lord."I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."
- 07-29-2009, 10:20 PM #15
Hacker Says iPhone 3GS Encryption Is ‘Useless’ for Businesses | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
That it only takes freeware to bust through the "security" of an iPhone makes me shudder a bit.
- 07-29-2009, 10:41 PM #19
- 07-29-2009, 11:35 PM #24
iPhone Jailbreaking Could Crash Cellphone Towers, Apple Claims | Threat Level | Wired.com
Another article another CrackBerry member came across, where Apple claims that by jailbreaking the iPhone, it opens the door for hackers to upload malicious software that can end up at the cell tower computers and cause wide-spread damage.
While it is Apple creating a case to not allow jailbreaking to be legalized, I'm beginning to think that Apple isn't too far off. Considering that jailbreaking software is what Zdziarski said he used to crack the 3G S...