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Apple’s Lightning cable and its little chip in the plug perhaps not so secure

0. phoneArena 17 Oct 2012, 01:55 posted on

A little reverse engineering can answer a lot of questions. Shortly after the announcement of the new iPhone 5 and its new Lightning cable...

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posted on 17 Oct 2012, 02:12 9

1. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


So....??

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 11:26 1

9. loli5 (Posts: 76; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


iphonearena.com plus there isn't much to talk about on the iphail5.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 02:21 1

2. BattleBrat (Posts: 884; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


images for prosperity (?)

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 02:27 3

3. Mohtastic (Posts: 19; Member since: 24 May 2011)


If its made by apple, they'll report it. "applearena"

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 02:42 1

4. Gawain (Posts: 304; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)


I like the comparison of security to that of a printer cartrige. hahaha

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 03:16

5. dreeemer (Posts: 27; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Images for "prosperity"; or POSTERITY?
Ur OBVIOUSLY an Apple user...lmao

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 03:20

6. dreeemer (Posts: 27; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Since the obviously made the cable as a money grab; maybe it IS for "prosperity"...lol

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 07:33

7. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 244; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)


slimeballs

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 09:55

8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5282; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


One additional item related to 'security' - the cable's mystery chip is not performing an encryption function. Other articles have mentioned a CRC function of the chip. CRC is used in serial data transfer as a means of ensuring no dropped/corrupted data packets.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 22:15

10. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Give them a break, it's still Phone news..

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