"It is kind of like storing all your secret messages right next to the secret decoder ring. I don’t think any of us [developers] have ever seen encryption implemented so poorly before, which is why it’s hard to describe why it’s such a big threat to security.”
[...] we are seeing growing interest with the release of the 3GS and iPhone OS 3.0, due in part to the new hardware encryption and the improved security policies.The phone is particularly doing well with small business and with large organizations that allow people to purchase the phones for individual use, and this is both in corporate and government settings.Specifically, to give you some numbers, almost 20% of the Fortune 100 have purchased at least 10,000 units or more and there’s now multiple corporations and government agencies who have purchased in excess of 25,000 each.
“If they’re relying on Apple’s security, then their application is going to be terribly insecure. Apple may be technically correct that [the iPhone 3GS] has an encryption piece in it, but it’s entirely useless toward security.”
Apple is and always will be living by security by obscurity till they become enough of a target for hackers to really mess with. That time is inching closer and it is way past time for apple to address its horrid shortcomings.
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Drago remember this Apple is the new cool thing, this guy "Jonathan Zdziarski, an iPhone developer and hacker." why in the world he said something about it before? oh wait maybe because he really does not care about developing a better security oh wait no one else care...
My question is always have been these, why when there is a software release they really don't care about closing the loopholes they are in?
and if they are such a great developers why do they let those loopholes open?
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