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 WereCatf on Sat 9th Feb 2013 06:29 UTC in reply to "RE: I ssee both sides of this"
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Say what you will about laissez-faire on Android but at least the permissions view builds awareness of potential security issues that could arise.


As if. I know quite a lot of people with Android - phones and only the nerds understand permissions, not a single non-nerd. The availability of the permissions tab under Android has done fuck all about this. And why? Well, because you need to consciously seek them, you're not at any point asked about the permissions during normal operation, you're not allowed to change the permissions and they're way, WAY too vague to actually tell anything meaningful. You need to already have understanding about the topic to have even the vaguest idea about what each particular item on the permissions tab entails, and even then you're just not given enough details about any of them to really know if it's a good or a bad thing to allow it through.

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