Apple: iPhone Jailbreaking could Break Cell Phone Towers

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glbarneson

I just made a change to my network settings in the registry. Watch out internet, I'm about to crash you.

If the cellular system is so vulnerable that modifing a phone will crash it, or part of it, shouldn't it be repaired or upgraded to fix the problem, rather than limiting the consumers rights.

If I can do it inadvertantly what is stoping someone from doing it deliberatly? Oh thats right, its illegal....

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nekollx

 apple is starting to worry me withtheir recent tactics.

What's next "anyone with hardware over 2 years old will be shut down, to many vunerabilities"

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Dexter243

Nutcracklng snack

ok apple after some one buys that phone it is there phone now

and if thay want to crack it hack it or even cut it in half with a saw it is there's to do so 

so SHUT UP ALL READY/.

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Tekzel

Dear Apple, boo hoo.  "We can't control people as much as we want to." I dispise control freaks.  If they had their way, they would implant some kind of mind control chip in all of their users... and the sad part is, most of them would stand in line for days to allow Apple to do it.

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doc69

LMAO isn't that the truth.

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chmiel03

What a load of crap from Apple. This is simply a scare tactic to keep consumers from gaining more usefulness from their phones. Have they considered that its not the consumer that is the threat but the potential hacker? If a hacker wanted to crash a tower using a denial of service attack, a hacker can buy and jail break his own phone. Asking the masses to not jail break their phones does nothing to prevent this.

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dethdeks

i should buy a iphone just to jail break it.

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mesiah

I love it, keep it coming apple. You know those people that get themselves into hot water and instead of laying low until the dust settles they just keep running their mouths and digging the hole deeper? In the past month or two apple has been digging like a mad man, and even the faithful are starting to question the companies actions. Makes me giddy, like the week before Christmas when I was young. Now all I can do is sit back, cross my fingers, and hope I get to watch a slow motion train wreck as apple single handedly takes their public image from cool kid to villain.

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freak720

the moment someone gets around to sueing apple for Anti-competitive practices, its going to be hell for them, and them doing stuff like this is why.

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aviaggio

Every time you jailbreak an iPhone an angel gets his wings ripped off :(

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SpazzAttack

ROTFLMAO!

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Havok

The term 'last time I checked...' wasn't used as much as here. :)

But seriously, couldn't "terrorists" always have hacked cell towers or phones for the sake of Pete?!

Apple suddenly realizes that they've been alienating themselves from the overall population, more so than the Jerry Seinfield ads mind you, and what do they do? They still continue to alienate themselves. By making wild accusations at open source lovers and those who wish for freedom from Apple's tyranny. Next they'll be making white/silver flavoured Kool-aid...

 

OMGWTFBBQ

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boyincity

last time i checked, you could install any app you wanted on just about every other capable phone ever made, and yet somehow... if it happens on the iPhone... technological doomsday impending?

Besides, no one said you had to allow every mom and pop app to run with root access apple.

 It would be awesome if someone would make a phone with a touchscreen and a cool looking, extensible *nix based operating system, with a good user interface and an app store and large community of open source application developers, and rather than locking down what applications could be created and installed it would just warn you what they were capable of, and let the consumer decide what to install....

Wait... *looks down at his android G1*

Well then...

 

 

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dag1992

Last time I checked wasn't Apple's market based around spoiled rich kids haha?

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quickone

Touché

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Chief_runningwater

 This is so dumb I had to register just so I could comment on this. Apple is only say this so people will not Jailbreak there Iphone or Itouch to get free apps + better customization, all they want to do is make a profit and jailbreaking is one why they can't so then all they do is tell the public some lame story that could happen but never will just to scare people into not jailbreaking there Iphone or Itouch

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Balgaroo

Then don't say no to apps that I want to run.  

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quickone

What the hell is up with Apple lately?  Doom and gloom if your crack
your iphone, remove google voice from their app store, threaten
Microsoft with a lawsuit because they lowered their horridly over priced
macbook, trying to make itunes only work on their own stuff (nice work
Palm on the roundabout), can only use OS X on over priced Apple
products.  

They are acting like a spoiled rich kid. 
Don't touch my things, what is mine is mine, what is yours is mine. 

Apple, I have a feeling your whole family is going down, but for now, I
have to study. Patho physiology final today.. study break is over thx Mr. Lilly

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horzo

"Lately?" Apple has always been a spectacularly greedy company hiding behind clever marketing. This is no surprise.

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compro01

Nah, that's only since they released the Macintosh 128k in 1984.  They were different in the Apple II era.

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erolsipar

Thats a good revenge on expensive deals. I had jail braked my iphone 3G S 16GB right away after I got it.

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