New iPhone Patch Hacked In Less Than 24 Hours

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.