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Daniel ~ 30th July, 2009 04:57 PM

Apple Urges Government to Outlaw iPhone Unlocking Over Terrorist, Drug Dealing Risks
 
Written by Daniel
Thursday, 30 July 2009
Apple says terrorists could use iPhones to attack cell phone towers

Jason Mick (Blog) - July 29, 2009 4:00 PM

Apple has tried everything to stop iPhone unlockers. Bricking iPhones didn't work -- it just generated more headaches and bad PR. Apple's internal protection technology turned out to be just as weak and poorly implemented as its consumer security on the iPhone -- the hackers quickly overcame the latest protections Apple threw at them. Now with its shiny new iPhone 3G S becoming yet the latest handset to be freed, Apple has turned to none other than the U.S. government for help. [Front page...]

Gizmo 30th July, 2009 05:05 PM

Apple has some grounds for complaint.

As Aidan pointed out a while back, if someone starts hacking the BPP code, they can actually remove the system enforced limits regarding signal strength and such, and cause the device to no longer comply with FCC requirements.

'Course, the same argument is true regarding modifying our personal computers in any number of ways. I doubt there is a customized rig out there ANYWHERE that meets FCC guidelines. Overclocking ALONE is almost GUARANTEED to violate FCC guidelines. The add case mods to the mix (extra fans, additional blow-holes, custom cabling, etc.), and I'd imagine they are a signalling disaster.

Daniel ~ 30th July, 2009 08:33 PM

Yeah, But we were here first! ":O}


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