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Apple Urges Government to Outlaw iPhone Unlocking Over Terrorist, Drug Dealing Risks
Posted By admin On July 30, 2009 @ 4:25 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled
Daily Tech 
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Apple says terrorists could use iPhones to attack cell phone towers.
Apple has tried everything to stop iPhone unlockers. Bricking iPhones didn’t work — it just generated more headaches and bad PR. Apple’s internal protection technology turned out to be just as weak and poorly implemented as its consumer security on the iPhone — the hackers quickly overcame the latest protections Apple threw at them. Now with its shiny new iPhone 3G S becoming yet the latest handset to be freed, Apple has turned to none other than the U.S. government for help.
The company has submit a report to the U.S. Copyright Office suggesting that iPhone unlocking be outlawed (and jailbreaking from the AT&T network, essentially as well as it would be impossible without unlocking) as Apple claims it threatens cell phone towers across America. Apple claims that unlocking the iPhone provides easy access to the iPhone’s BBP — the “baseband processor” software, which enables a connection to cell phone towers.
According to Apple, the BBP could then be exploited by “a local or international hacker could potentially initiate commands (such as a denial of service attack) that could crash the tower software, rendering the tower entirely inoperable to process calls or transmit data.”
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