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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9. loli5 (Posts: 76; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
iphonearena.com plus there isn't much to talk about on the iphail5.
3. Mohtastic (Posts: 19; Member since: 24 May 2011)
If its made by apple, they'll report it. "applearena"
4. Gawain (Posts: 371; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)
I like the comparison of security to that of a printer cartrige. hahaha
5. dreeemer (Posts: 28; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)
Images for "prosperity"; or POSTERITY?
Ur OBVIOUSLY an Apple user...lmao
6. dreeemer (Posts: 28; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)
Since the obviously made the cable as a money grab; maybe it IS for "prosperity"...lol
8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5921; 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.
10. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
Give them a break, it's still Phone news..