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07-28-2009, 06:43 PM #1
Apple Claims JBing will crash networks
As I was reading today I saw that Apple's claim is that jailbreaking can bring down a cell tower.
The company’s filing explained that jailbreaking could allow hackers to altering the iPhone’s BBP — the “baseband processor” software, which enables a connection to cell phone towers.
By tinkering with this code, “a local or international hacker could potentially initiate commands (such as a denial of service attack) that could crash the tower software, rendering the tower entirely inoperable to process calls or transmit data,” Apple wrote the government. “Taking control of the BBP software would be much the equivalent of getting inside the firewall of a corporate computer — to potentially catastrophic result.
Apple also claimed that jailbreaking would pave the way for hackers to alter the Exclusive Chip Identification number that identified the phone to the cell tower, which could enable calls to be made anonymously. Apple said “this would be desirable to drug dealers.”
07-28-2009, 06:48 PM #2
07-28-2009, 06:52 PM #3
Apple's willing to say anything to prove their point.I always feel sorry for the guy in the iPhone commercials. He always gets a call right in the middle of trying to do something
07-28-2009, 09:11 PM #4
Why must Apple act like a bunch of 3 year olds
07-28-2009, 10:04 PM #5
"grasping at straws" comes to mind....................O_o
Last edited by blkcadi; 07-28-2009 at 10:14 PM.
07-28-2009, 10:13 PM #6
^+1I always feel sorry for the guy in the iPhone commercials. He always gets a call right in the middle of trying to do something
07-28-2009, 10:44 PM #7
Reading news like this just makes me L O L and appreciate my jailbroken device that much more
07-29-2009, 09:32 AM #8
LMAO!! ok that made my day... wow..drug dealers really??
07-29-2009, 10:39 AM #9
07-29-2009, 10:48 AM #10
Apples shoule save the money they pay the lawyers to fight this and just try to make the ipone better or cheaper. Well I will hold my breath for that to happen
07-29-2009, 11:13 AM #11
^^Watch out, you're going to be holding your breath for a long time.I always feel sorry for the guy in the iPhone commercials. He always gets a call right in the middle of trying to do something
07-29-2009, 11:59 AM #12
Apple is doing a lot of things right as a company...for example...creating the phone we all know and love, which is also the coolest phone on the market.
I agree though that they are barking up the wrong tree with this "illegal", "drug dealers", "breaking networks" crap.
07-29-2009, 12:07 PM #13
Just Remember the up-coming DMCA Ruling on September or October! They need to make Jailbreaking EVIL! LOL Apple loves to give money away to their lawyers! Remember when apple went against the Palm Treo company regarding the launch of the Palm pre? What excuses apple came with! Now what she did to GV mobile! Apple it's just scared!
07-29-2009, 04:10 PM #14
Apple's claims are fake.
Here is what you should know
<a href="http://www.taranfx.com/blog/?p=1499">How True is it?</a>
Crash Cellphone Towers with Jailbroken iPhone - Apple. How True is it? | Taranfx: Technology Blog
07-29-2009, 07:20 PM #15
I think this whole thread consists of people making fun of Apple's excuses.
07-29-2009, 07:24 PM #16
bush and cheney would help you Apple. but they are no longer in power. lol
07-29-2009, 07:31 PM #17
^I don't think even Bush would be that stupid
07-29-2009, 08:00 PM #18
^lolz, you never know.
07-29-2009, 08:03 PM #19
Bush and **** xD
Their names make the funniest pair