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    Default 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.
    But the defenders point out there are over a million jailbroken phones that have yet took down the network. Also points out that android phones could be used for the same thing. They also throw in a different random point, which almost any phone can basically do if you look around hard enough.
    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.”
    Source: iPhone Jailbreaking Could Crash Cellphone Towers, Apple Claims | Threat Level | Wired.com

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    Lol. Drop it Apple.

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    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

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    Why must Apple act like a bunch of 3 year olds

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    "grasping at straws" comes to mind....................O_o
    Last edited by blkcadi; 07-28-2009 at 09:14 PM.

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    ^+1
    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

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    Reading news like this just makes me L O L and appreciate my jailbroken device that much more

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    LMAO!! ok that made my day... wow..drug dealers really??

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    Apple=Dumb
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    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

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    ^^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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
    Apple=Dumb
    Now I wouldn't go that far

    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.

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    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!

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    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

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    ^Uhh.. duhhh?
    I think this whole thread consists of people making fun of Apple's excuses.
    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

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    bush and cheney would help you Apple. but they are no longer in power. lol

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    ^I don't think even Bush would be that stupid
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    ^lolz, you never know.

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    Bush and **** xD
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