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[4]: Smart and dumb?
by broch on Wed 11th Nov 2009 15:17 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Smart and dumb?"
broch
Member since:
2006-05-04

nope:
symbian and blackberry require signed apps and don't give root access to most of the apps in contrast to iPhone.
If application does not allow password change, then root access should not be allowed.
As I said this is insecure device. Has nothing to do with crappy car comparison. Bad design is bad design.

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RE[5]: Smart and dumb?
by Chicken Blood on Wed 11th Nov 2009 19:33 in reply to "RE[4]: Smart and dumb?"
Chicken Blood Member since:
2005-12-21

nope:
symbian and blackberry require signed apps and don't give root access to most of the apps in contrast to iPhone.
If application does not allow password change, then root access should not be allowed.
As I said this is insecure device. Has nothing to do with crappy car comparison. Bad design is bad design.


Really? What about hacked/jailbroken Symbian and Blackberry devices?

A non-jailbroken iPhone sandboxes apps and definitely does not give root access to them. It also code-signs all installed apps.

Of course you probably realise this, you're just being a moron.

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RE[6]: Smart and dumb?
by broch on Wed 11th Nov 2009 23:49 in reply to "RE[5]: Smart and dumb?"
broch Member since:
2006-05-04

[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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RE[5]: Smart and dumb?
by ari-free on Thu 12th Nov 2009 06:02 in reply to "RE[4]: Smart and dumb?"
ari-free Member since:
2007-01-22

"symbian and blackberry require signed apps"

also
http://developer.android.com/guide/publishing/app-signing.html

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