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Thursday, November 27, 2008

iPhone 3G encryption update

Wow, its been a long time since my last post.

A lot of people have been asking me when the iPhone 3G / iTouch 2.x will be fully supported. My reply has always been 'when someone much smarter than me has reverse engineered it'.

Over the last couple of months, I've seen little bits of information come out about how the encryption works, and in the last couple of weeks it sounds like its quite close to being solved. Which is great news and kudos those geniuses!

The bad news - Apple is trying a lot harder than last time to make sure the encryption doesn't get broken. Apparently, its based on their FairPlay DRM, so any attempt to get around the encryption counts as attacking FairPlay.

http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2008/11/21/apple-lawyers-hand-ipod-hash-cracking-site-a-dmca-notice

To Apple - We love your products - and we bought them - now leave us alone! :)