Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 9th Feb 2013 01:01 UTC
Apple "Over the last half a week, Apple has been hit with the largest mass-hacking incident in its history. And the perpetrators were the company's own users. Nearly seven million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners have cracked Apple's restrictions on their devices using the jailbreaking tool Evasi0n since the tool was released Monday morning, according to the latest count from Jay Freeman, the administrator of the app store for jailbroken devices known as Cydia. That makes the iOS-hacking app the fastest-adopted jailbreak software of all time, Freeman says." Because, of course, only nerds and geeks jailbreak. There's also a technical analysis of the jailbreak.
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RE: I ssee both sides of this
by _txf_ on Sat 9th Feb 2013 02:16 UTC in reply to "I ssee both sides of this"
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The problem at the moment is that jailbreaking has become simple enough for anyone to do it, and so you do get a lot of people who are jailbreaking and really have no idea how to maintain their systems.

Part of the problem is that apple opted for the easy way of doing security, effectively shunting those that desire choice to having no security and no education about security. Say what you will about laissez-faire on Android but at least the permissions view builds awareness of potential security issues that could arise.

MS learned to do security the "proper way" with windows (not metro/8 which is essentially a devolution).

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