Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Nov 2009 23:39 UTC
Apple The web went aflame today with headlines like "First iPhone worm discovered", and many other variants. Most of those headlines, however, left out a very important little fact which diminishes the impact of the news considerably: it only affects jailbroken iPhones with SSH installed, and with default root passwords.
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RE[6]: Smart and dumb?
by broch on Wed 11th Nov 2009 23:49 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Smart and dumb?"
broch
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[quote]A non-jailbroken iPhone sandboxes apps and definitely does not give root access to them. It also code-signs all installed apps.[/quote]
you must be dreaming assuming nice theory with sad reality (number of security issues with iPhone is qute amazing)

what would be a point to jailbreak blackberry?

find similar security problems with blackberry (and tons more that are marketing signature of iPhone e.g. clear text passwords to encrypt device and so on)

iPhone is nice but jailbroken or not this is not secure device
and this is more recent nasty story:
http://blog.intego.com/2009/11/11/intego-security-memo-hacker-tool-...

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