Mysterious iOS Attack Changes Everything We Know About iPhone Hacking. For two years, a handful of websites have indiscriminately hacked thousands of iPhones.
@yogthos Is it just cause it's iOS? I'm still not clear why this is news...
@seven iOS has a reputation of being secure, and that's clearly overblown
@yogthos Is it though? That reputation has always been misguided, I mean, there is no such thing as an unhackable system.
I understand perceptions, but many of the headlines I've seen today or in the last little bit are terribly misleading for the average user (who is probably up to date if they use iOS anyways and are actually not affected by this anymore).
I got 6 calls from family members in the last little bit worried about it, and wanted to know when it was going to be fixed, when I told them it was fixed back in February, they were very confused... Rightfully so. It feels to me like an attempt to paint the perception that somehow, iOS is any worse than any other operating system being violated by exploits every day. (This is a google funded project that started the whole deal after all)
Popular systems will get hacked eventually, nothing will ever change that.
The fact that months after it was fixed a report on how the problems were used was released is the talk of the town suggests that primarily, people don't read release notes, and secondarily have unrealistic expectations if their technology... I dunno about you, but when I read "arbitrarily runs kernel code" I knew that was a bad one... ;)
I'm probably just bitter cause of all the family calls (being the resident tech support for the entire clan)... lol
@seven fair enough :)
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