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One of the main sticking points - other than its exorbitant price - blocking wider acceptance of the officially-sanctioned iPhone in China has apparently been removed: the national regulatory agency...
05-04-2010, 03:22 PM #1
Apple Makes iPhone Model Using China's WiFi Standard
One of the main sticking points - other than its exorbitant price - blocking wider acceptance of the officially-sanctioned iPhone in China has apparently been removed: the national regulatory agency has approved a new phone compatible with China's own WAPI wireless standard. The government of China had blocked the sale of WiFi-enabled iPhones by China Unicom, though grey-market iPhones with WiFi have been available in China for some time.
The Chinese government initially developed WLAN Authentication and Privacy Infrastructure (WAPI) purportedly as a way to overcome the flaws in Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), which was easily cracked by US law enforcement officials in about 3 minutes back in 2005. The Chinese standard was rejected by the International Standards Organization as the [ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS4[/ame] block cipher it was based upon was a Chinese military secret, so it could not be independently validated. Attempts to require that all foreign WLAN gear sold in China must implement WAPI almost touched off a trade war in 2004. The government did require in 2009, however, that all mobile devices sold in China must use WAPI. As a result, the iPhones officially sold by China Unicom since last year have not had WiFi capability.
PCWorld noted today that the State Radio Monitoring Center website shows a Chinese government frequency-use application for a previously-unknown Apple phone with the designator A1303. The device, which shows GSM/WCDMA frequencies identical to the iPhone's, is listed as being WAPI-compatible. The network access license was granted April 26.
Last edited by Paul Daniel Ash; 05-04-2010 at 03:26 PM.
05-04-2010, 04:01 PM #2
Lmfaoo cracked in 3 minutes. I find that to funny
05-04-2010, 04:02 PM #3
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05-04-2010, 06:43 PM #4
This must mean if they use any security or protection it's on a gameboy level and just a toy.
05-04-2010, 07:03 PM #5
yep, 3 minutes if you are kinda close to the AP and if it has the 64bit WEP encryption, the obe that almost all US routers have.
I personally use wpa-psk (=
05-04-2010, 07:06 PM #6
so, it's made in china...
05-04-2010, 08:01 PM #7
05-04-2010, 09:13 PM #8
So I wonder if this was the model of iPhone that was originally thought to be a verizon iPhone? Didn't they find signs of a second iPhone in the file system of 4.0?
05-05-2010, 04:46 AM #9
Wait, where in the article does it say the Chinese WEP was cracked in three minutes. It just says:
At a recent ISSA (Information Systems Security Association) meeting in Los Angeles, a team of FBI agents demonstrated current WEP-cracking techniques and broke a 128 bit WEP key in about three minutes.
05-05-2010, 05:30 AM #10
the SMS4 cipher was declassified in 2006...WAPI is a bit old it was developed in 2003...my guess it that WPA2 tops it