Reply to post: Re: Physical Access

'Pork Explosion' flaw splatters Foxconn's Android phones

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Re: Physical Access

Linux? Please, I've been running Linux on my desktop since the turn of the century but I'm not dumb enough to believe that Linux adds some magic invulnerability to security issues. IPtables and SSH do fuck all to help you against an attacker with physical access.

A security chip may not be 100% unbreakable, but if used properly the phone is WAY more secure than it would be if you rooted it and installed Linux. I don't know what pay TV companies you're talking about, but in the US Directv's system hasn't been broken since they were hacked in the early 2000s and revamped their security. And given they have stuff like the NFL Sunday Ticket exclusive, I'm sure many have tried to hack it.

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