Good article that gives insight on how ATT is able to detect tethering on the iPhone!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bonds79, May 4, 2011.

  1. Bonds79 macrumors 6502

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  2. Sherifftruman macrumors 6502

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    Actually, that looks like more pure speculation and conjecture, some of which is contradicted by other speculation and conjecture in threads here. Only people at ATT know how they are targeting tethering and what might be the tip off.

    Also, I know this article was written prior to this happening, but since ATT has banned tethering apps from the official Android store, it seems much more likely that they will target Android devices soon.
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    FAIL article. Basically an uneducated promo for Android (Android will have free tethering!) that turned out to be false. In reality, all carriers are cracking down on Android devices.
     
  4. Krevnik macrumors 68040

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    Agreed. The article basically claims that the techniques beyond just looking at the APN are expensive. In reality, AT&T's metering software to track your usage could easily do any work required to scan packets or do any more advanced heuristics. They already log the amount of data you send, and that comes as a result of, wait for it... packet scanning.
     

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