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[2]: I ssee both sides of this
by darknexus on Sat 9th Feb 2013 02:34 UTC in reply to "RE: I ssee both sides of this"
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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.

Only if one reads them and only, in the case of side-loaded apk files, if the permissions in the package metadata are correct. Most pirated apks, from what I've seen, conveniently leave out a lot of the more suspicious permissions or omit them entirely. That's usually when someone asks me to help with their phone and it's like tech supporting an older Windows pc. Neither Android nor iOS have real security as part of the os.

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