New iPhone Patch Hacked In Less Than 24 Hours

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With the recent sub-2 minute hack of the Air via a Safari exploit, a running string of iPhone hacks, and numerous people finding ways to put OS X on PCs they built themselves, you'd think Apple would have learned not to make security claims.  Of course, if you thought that you don't know a whole lot about Steve Jobs, who has been using every chance he's gotten to tout the new iPhone 2.0's unhackability.

Where there's a will, there's a way.

Not even 24 hours after the release of the latest update for the iPhone firmware 1.2.0 (or 2.0, as The Steve calls it,) they sent us this picture showing that they have pwned it again, getting it to work completely unlocked, and run all applications. As they told us: "Apple will not really be able to patch it this time."

The bottom line regarding Apple's alleged immunity to viruses and hacking is that it's simply not true.  Most hackers have some sort of motive, whether they want money, or just to make people angry, but either way their programming side typically kicks in and they know that the best bang for their buck has traditionally been to exploit Windows because of the massive user base.  Now that Apple is expanding again, they are starting to attract the attention of malware writers and hackers who wouldn't have spared them a second glance 5 years ago.

OS X is a great OS with its own set of strengths and weaknesses just like any other, but it and other Apple products, are far from unhackable.

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AjayD replied on Sun, Mar 30 2008 5:45 PM
Apple is 0 for 2 with this one. Apple will find that they are going to have to start taking security more seriously. They have been fortunate up until this point to have been off the radar of most hackers and virus designers. Their increased popularity will be accompanied by an increased interest from hackers who previously only had eyes for Microsoft. If they are lucky, Microsoft may get some minor relief with unwanted attention being diverted to Apple due to their rising popularity.


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Cyph replied on Sun, Mar 30 2008 6:04 PM
It's merely yet another case of "you can't do it" - "yes I can". Fueling the fire of the software underground has proven again and again the quickest way to make yourself look silly. Hopefully Apple will learn not to poke the tiger with a stick from behind the fence next time.
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frg1 replied on Sun, Mar 30 2008 8:08 PM

apple better take these seriosly 

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ice_73 replied on Sun, Mar 30 2008 8:35 PM


nothing else needs to be said 

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frg1 replied on Sun, Mar 30 2008 8:52 PM

 windows should use this to thier advantage and makes some commericails like apple has been doing

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Kamrooz replied on Sun, Mar 30 2008 11:44 PM
lol...Typical old Apple =P.
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^Bad_Boy^ replied on Mon, Mar 31 2008 1:37 AM
Apple products are made by human beings... Which means they're not perfect :)

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ice91785 replied on Mon, Mar 31 2008 8:26 AM

Apple products are made by human beings...


Apple would disagree -- Apple is superhuman in Jobs' eyes; nothing Jobs does ever goes wrong -- as he points out that conceptually products are not-breakable!! Anyone that would make this claim is setting themselves up for disaster

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I like these people who hack products like this.  Every once in a while I check to see how PSP hacking is going, but the newest Sony firmware usually holds up.  Silly Sony, you're hurting sales by doing this.  I've always been interested in the GP2X, which is pretty much means to be hacked.  Never gotten one though.


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