‘iPhone’ worm? Not quite…


Via MacDailyNews (sub-via the BBC, but I’m not linking to their FUD).Posted using ShareThisSo there’s a ‘worm’ that’s been discovered in the wild (or should that be outback?) in Australia.Our intrepid license-fee paid for reporters at the Beeb, gleefully point out that it changes the wallpaper to a picture of Rick Astley, and as a side issue also point out that it only affects jailbroken iPhones.In my opinion, a jailbroken iPhone is not an iPhone – not the iPhone that most people viewing the BBC news item would buy and use, so the headline ‘Worm attack bites at Apple iPhone’ is a little inflammatory.Leaving aside that issue, where does this leave all the whiners who have constantly asked, nay, demanded that Apple make their iPhone an open platform?(I’m thinking of such high-profile ‘Apple-supporters’ such as Laporte, Inakhto, to name a few).Does this not validate and verify Apple stance of a closed system, with only approved apps allowed?Apple said at the time that a smartphone is a far more vulnerable computer than a traditional laptop or desktop, and therefore needs a different approach in terms of what is allowed to run on it.Maybe the oft-used and derisory statement that ‘Apple knows best’ is correct after all.


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