iPhone Jail Breaking Could Crash Cell Phone Towers Says Apple!

How could a jail broken iPhone damage a cell phone tower? Sounds strange, right? But this is what Apple has replied to EFF’s request to make jail breaking legal. As per further details available from iPhone, jail breaking of iPhone alters its baseband processor and hence is very much vulnerable to cell phone towers radiating signals.

Here is exactly what Apple has replied:

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. Taking control of the BBP software would be much the equivalent of getting inside the firewall of a corporate computer — to potentially catastrophic result.

So you can imagine what a great loss would it be to the nation and other cell phone users in using jail broken iPhones and needless to say, its illegal too!

So it is better to play safe and stop using jail broken iPhones imported in cheap price from US and other foreign countries.

(Via Wired)


    • Deepak Jain Post authorReply

      I have posted what the official reports says!
      May be they are trying to fool people so that they won’t use cracked/jail broken handsets!

  1. Gagan Reply

    Such thing can happen coz of people who don’t know what actually they are doing while jailbreaking an iphone, but with advanced users, who jail break without any third party softwares, with just the basic knowledge of Mac OS and an iphone connecting cable, this argument of apple is far away to be implemented…..

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