Thursday, February 07, 2008

iPhone: Security really means Lack of Liberty

Two very interesting articles from Wired Magazine:

  1. With iPhone, 'Security' Is Code for 'Control' by Bruce Schneier
  2. iPhone's Security Rivals Windows 95 (No, That's Not Good) by Kim Zetter
The first details why companies are in love with "locking down" their devices so that no competition and worm its way in, and more importantly, how companies confuse "Security" for "Control" as a way of pulling the sheets over consumers, who are hindered, not helped, by such measures.

The second shows just how little real security the iPhone has, while its "lock-down" controls are so tight, updates can brick your modded iPhone.

That just goes to show you where Apple's concerns really lie.