iPhone SDK application key revealed?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by elcid, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. ert3 macrumors 6502a

    ert3

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    This could be a good and a bad thing.

    This may give apple reason to release 1.1.4 and finally close the downgrade to hack loophole.

    Also this could allow for viruses for the iPhone to be written. Whats worse is both mac and windows users would be at risk because iTunes operates within ones home directory, which is the only truly vulnerable area in a *nix computer system as it is not protected by root.

    Although maybe installing through iTunes in an open fashion will allow for a bad apple iTunes plugin for 3rd party apps. Perhaps Apple may allow for us to install through iTunes the same way some windows mobile programs install. This would only require some way of making sure that malicious apps are logged and perhaps this log leading to a database so you could get warnings for certain installers and even take it as far as to prevent install of some particularly malicious apps.
     

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