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Apple bans iPhone hackers for ‘security reasons’

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Monday, February 15, 2010
News Categories: iPhone

Apple has reportedly banned the Apple IDs of two known iPhone hackers from the App Store for “security reasons.” One hacker, known as “Sherif,” posted an update to his Twitter account notifying his followers that Apple had banned his ID. “‘Your Apple ID was banned for security reasons,’ that’s what i [sic] get when i try to go to the app store, they must be really angry,” the hacker wrote. Another hacker, known as “iH8sn0w” and developer of the XEMN hacking tool, posted a response to Sherif’s update, claiming that he, too, had been locked out of his account. In November 2009, Apple posted a new job listing for an iPhone OS Platform Security Manager, suggesting the company was looking to further secure its mobile OS from jailbreaking and other unauthorized modifications. [via Cult of Mac]

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The 3.1.3 baseband has no such unlock presently available.  Some have created a hybrid firmware with 3.1.2 baseband, which is unlockable.

Posted by RSR on February 15, 2010 at 1:59 PM (PDT)

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#1,

Thanks for the tip - the story has been updated.

Posted by Charles Starrett on February 15, 2010 at 2:32 PM (PDT)

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