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  • The Worlds "deadliest hackers" Can't Crack Airtel's iPhone 3g
    In the shadow of India's recent iPhone release with insane prices one of the two carriers in India has made a claim. According to Airtel "even the most deadly hackers on the planet won't be able to crack the codes that support the iPhone's Airtel applications with rival company SIMs."

    Airtel supposedly worked with Apple to make carrier specific iPhone applications for their iPhones. Apparently they are pretty proud of their work and think that no one will figure out how to use their applications on other networks. What do you think?

    [via engadgetmobile]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: The Worlds "deadliest hackers" Can't Crack Airtel's iPhone 3g started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 18 Comments
    1. UiK's Avatar
      UiK -
      Ooh that's harsh! Oh well stuff em. Dev team have done more than enough to prove their skills
    1. keatonreckard's Avatar
      keatonreckard -
      this was on wngadget like 2 or 3 days ago. Way to keep up on the news
    1. vinodis's Avatar
      vinodis -
      I never thought hackers are 'deadly' :P
      Btw, the claims are ok for the time being as 3G baseband is not unlocked yet using software solutions. But it's only a matter of time..
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Airtel is a network in my country and I ensure that they are just trying to scare ya all. There are really good hackers which can do anything and everything like George Hotz and DevTeam!
    1. Nicholas Knight's Avatar
      Nicholas Knight -
      Give me about 5 min with them haha I cracked the first ones and will do it again :P jk
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      read this a couple days ago, isn't that the biggest mistake they could possibly make?

      the titanic was declared unsinkable aswell...
    1. avps's Avatar
      avps -
      i recently recieved my 16GB Vodafone Iphone in India for that ridiculous price.....anyhow last night i cracked the phone to install Cydia and Installer thru Quick Pwn and fin that both Airtel and Vodafone are working on it!!!!
    1. WillyDavidK's Avatar
      WillyDavidK -
      aw reeko beat me to the titanic quote. Was gonna mention their quote sounds a little like the infamous "Even God can't sink this ship". Way to attract a LOT of negative attention to yourselves, and open yourselves up to look like idiots guys!
    1. sheing3003's Avatar
      sheing3003 -
      who cares? who would spend the time to crack it when it's only for indian
      maybe indian hackers can do that....
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Quote Originally Posted by sheing3003 View Post
      who cares? who would spend the time to crack it when it's only for indian
      maybe indian hackers can do that....
      a real hacker lives for things that are "impossible" to hack. it is the whole foundation of hacking.
    1. Sidz's Avatar
      Sidz -
      ^^ well said
    1. robbpell's Avatar
      robbpell -
      Nothing is impossible this seems to be a challenge which will drive the best of hackers to work on this where as they may not have before hope someone proves them wrong!
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Quote Originally Posted by keatonreckard View Post
      this was on wngadget like 2 or 3 days ago. Way to keep up on the news

      Yeah, since not EVERYONE stays glued to the e-news or their PC, I'd like to say thanks MMi for posting this.

      Why are people so arrogant about when something was posted? Do you HAVE to be a douche because they didn't post this news 2-3 seconds after it was released as opposed to it being 2-3 days? WHO CARES! Not EVERYONE reads the wngadget rss feed or site.

    1. julianqm2's Avatar
      julianqm2 -
      i think its a decoy.... trying to get hackers to focus on this and not actualy unlocking it, or something bigger..... because why would apple just do this with them and not att, O2, Vodafone, Orange...??
    1. Justin89t's Avatar
      Justin89t -
      I don't think there's much(read: anything) out there that's 'un-hackable'
    1. Terrill's Avatar
      Terrill -
      Quote Originally Posted by keatonreckard View Post
      this was on wngadget like 2 or 3 days ago. Way to keep up on the news
      lmao sarcastic
    1. evolutionarymc's Avatar
      evolutionarymc -
      they are so stupid for saying that. I bet every die hard hacker wants to be the 1st to do it. I want them to do it. Could you hack it and then sue for false advertising?
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      How far off is india's frequency band? I'll stuff 600 app store apps on a cd and an unlocked 8gb phone and mail it over to someone just to piss them off If it is all in the firmware and apps, then change the firmware and apps...... right?

      "we have this awesome FW and apps just for india,......... but no one is using it"