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    Default One sunny day after an upgrade:

    One sunny day after an upgrade:

    "Dear iPhone user, you are running an iPhone which has not been activated with ATT. In order to accomodate non-ATT iPhone users we have switched your online access account to advert sponsored services. Thank you for your attention to the matter."

    Huge penis-enlargement advert popping up over stock quotes.


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    You could connect the phone through a computer that's acting as a router (e.g. internet connection sharing) or a non switching hub and run a packet capture to see the full GET request after the IMEI has been filled in (replacing the %@), then compare the number that is being sent with your phone's IMEI.
    Alternatively, if you can find the location that @ points to in memory you could compare that with the phone's IMEI (the packet capture would be a lot easier for me)

    That way we would know what it's actually sending, rather than what it might be sending. Given that the iTouch is also sending an "IMEI" it might be worth going that little further to check what's actually being sent, rather than just that something is being sent but we don't know what the content is.

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    Default Fix

    Fix that on an jailbroken iphone:

    * login via ssh
    * cd /Applications/Weather.app
    * cp Weather Weather.orig
    * vi Weather
    o Paste-Mode: :set paste
    o Search for "imei" : /imei
    o replace %@ by 00 (r0r0)
    o save (:w)
    * Repeat for Stocks.app

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    Note the comment by keiterk on the digg page on an article written from your analysis

    You need to confirm it's actually sending your phone's IMEI or a unique tracking number - otherwise it could be something harmless

    This is interesting to hear -- and I noticed something similar in OS 10.5 (Leopard):

    For those of you who don't know what Little Snitch is, it tracks connections that any software makes to the internet (i.e. to "phone home") and allows you to block those connections. Imagine my surprise when I opened Calculator.app the other day and Little Snitch popped up asking if I wanted to block a connection that Calculator.app was attempting to make to "wu-calculator.apple.com". After looking through Calculator.app's source code, I figured out that it shares a little bit of code with the iPhone stuff... I'm seeing:

    http://wu-calculator.apple.com/dgw?imei=APPLE&appt ...

    Does anyone else notice the word IMEI in there? Yeah. That's what I thought. This could have bad implications -- but I believe that wu.apple.com may not be tracking us; I think that it may be providing support to applications needing dynamic conversion with changing ratios.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotFound View Post
    Apple is evil and monopolist.

    1. They seal the batteries. You have to pay them $50 to $75 to replace the problematic batteries after warranty.
    2. They use non-standard headset plugs. Technically, standard plug interface is enough in doing what iPods and iPhones should do with it.
    3. They steal development ideas from 3rd party developers. For example, they stole widget from Konfabulator. It's just the tip of the iceberg.
    4. They rob the open source community and barely contribute. For example, Apache, Virtual Desktop and so on.
    5. They don't donate. While Bill Gates became the most generous donor on Earth many years ago, we barely heard Apple or its executives being on the news for the same reason.
    6. Commercials, way too many commercials. If you notice, Steve Jobs and his team keeps advertising iTunes Store etc. They even put a iTunes Store icon on the SpringBoard. They charge for everything. All they talk about is money. Only money.
    Too many to talk about. Just end here for now.
    Microsoft earns 55 million dollars a day PROFIT. Every single day. PROFIT.


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    http://digg.com/apple/How_to_prevent..._iPhone_s_IMEI

    here is the sum-up tutorial provided by you guys, hope it helps others.

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    Sound interesting this!

    Why we don't use it to send fake imei to apple by script?

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    Why don't you find out what it actually sends first, rather than jumping to conclusions.

    All it needs is someone with an iPhone and a packet capture application (e.g. wireshark on a PC or Eavesdrop on OSX) to have a look and see what data is actually being sent.

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    i'm @work now and I don't have a wifi connection.

    I'll try @home to snif the packets

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    Quote Originally Posted by obiez View Post
    i'm @work now and I don't have a wifi connection.

    I'll try @home to snif the packets
    bravo

    edit
    not sure if this helps
    http://docpool.org/iphone/Apple%20do...20IMEI.en.html
    Or this (use Google or Babel to translate - German to English). They don't think it's the IMEI and found that different apps send different numbers
    http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/99220
    Got to love those Germans, they just whip out a sniffer and check it, rather than speculating
    Last edited by rdforyo; 11-19-2007 at 07:29 PM.


 

 
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