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Apple's iPod used in stealing software.
February 28, 2002 6:33 PM   Subscribe

Apple's iPod used in stealing software. Not only is it an mp3 player or a portable 5 gig harddrive, but now it's being used to steal software!
posted by dilok (18 comments total)

 
Damn that Apple! They make their hardware too damn easy to use! What a half-ass slow news day story. Aren't there crappy products that they can write stories about that aren't such a stretch?
posted by machaus at 6:42 PM on February 28, 2002


So were floppy disks back when software could actually fit on them.

This isn't something new.
posted by Mark at 6:42 PM on February 28, 2002


"I thought there's no point in getting any more involved in this imbroglio," Webb said. "Besides, this is Texas. You never know what he might have been carrying."

What am I missing here?

Is Texas now a no-mans land where iPod carrying youths also are known to carry grenade launchers?
posted by Windigo at 6:48 PM on February 28, 2002


Is Texas now a no-mans land where iPod carrying youths also are known to carry grenade launchers?

Well, in Dallas...yes.
posted by ColdChef at 6:50 PM on February 28, 2002


If I were Apple, I would have planted this story. Law as PR.
posted by ParisParamus at 6:57 PM on February 28, 2002


I hear you can also steal software with your hands and a large enough pocket.
posted by skallas at 7:08 PM on February 28, 2002


I hope that nobody tell them about CD-RWs or Zip Drives...
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 7:43 PM on February 28, 2002


Stealing is Wrong.
posted by ColdChef at 7:46 PM on February 28, 2002


texas has concealed hand-gun laws. not that i would think warez people and the gun-toting crowd are very close.
posted by rhyax at 7:49 PM on February 28, 2002


Look at this through the other end of the telescope. This would make a very effective technique for spying, whether it's our CIA, their al Qaeda, or corporate. As a network manager, I'd be very concerned about this feature, especially if I were in any kind of sensitive business.

Of course, it IS just the same as a floppy, except that it's got capacity and speed up the wazoo by comparison. It's just another hole to worry about in typical porous security.
posted by dhartung at 8:23 PM on February 28, 2002


I especially like how Mr. Concerned Citizen was considering "getting involved," but decided not to because "this is Texas. You never know what he might have been carrying."
posted by aaron at 9:01 PM on February 28, 2002


Another reason to buy an iPod...
posted by laz-e-boy at 11:52 PM on February 28, 2002


texas has concealed hand-gun laws.

They require them.
posted by luser at 6:00 AM on March 1, 2002


Cool. When is Apple coming out with a PC version of the iSteal?
posted by uftheory at 7:11 AM on March 1, 2002


Apple should do an advertisement with that woman from Alias. (Jennifer Warner? Garner?) She could steal some secrets, then beat the crap out of some windows users.
posted by mecran01 at 8:20 AM on March 1, 2002


absolutley brilliant. i only hope they dont implement a fix of some sort before i can get my own ipod.
posted by sixtwenty3dc at 9:59 AM on March 1, 2002


Why not just get a portable firewire drive to accomplish the same thing? How is the iPod special in this regard? Dumb, dumb, slow news day.
posted by Fofer at 12:32 PM on March 2, 2002


yea, ipods are bootable too, which was a feature apple said when they came out, so they probably won't do away with that stuff. and anyway, apple is fun. :)
posted by rhyax at 1:59 PM on March 2, 2002


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