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Apple: iPhone unlockers could be terrorists and drug dealers!

Posted on Thursday, July 30 2009 @ 14:35:39 CEST by


Apple has submitted a report to the U.S. Copyright Office to urge the organization to make unlocking and jailbreaking of the phone illegal. The whiny company claims terrorists could use hacked iPhones to attack cell phone towers, and that alterations of the Exclusive Chip Identifcation number allow for anonymous calls, which according to Apple would be desirable to drug dealers.
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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