apple killswitch

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  1. wasim92

    wasim92 New Member

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    Soo i Just came across the apple killswitch! mine is on. Should i turn it off? What exactly is it? Good or a bad thing?

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    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It doesn't do anything.
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    Virtualball Well-Known Member

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    It's so Apple can remotely delete a malicious app on your phone. Google used theres the other day but Apple has yet to use it. Pay no attention to it, really.
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    you sure? Because i was reading about it and it was saying they can turn your ipod or iphone off if they find out its jailbroken or watever lol idk though you guys are the experts
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    http://www.iphonehacks.com/2008/08/bossprefs-fix.html


    Steve Jobs had clarified that Apple would use the kill-switch mechanism only to remove a malicious program -- as an example a program that stole user's personal data just as we had thought. He had mentioned:

    "Hopefully we never have to pull that lever, but we would be irresponsible not to have a lever like that to pull."

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