Originally Posted by Fairly
Yes. And they need to explain why running as root was so bloody important. Security is on one side and features the marketing department wants are on the other. The security people might know something about proposed features but the marketing people don't know nothing about security and worse still they don't care. But we care - because we're going to use the devices and we don't want to get hacked
. I think they can explain what they're up to. And the bad stuff can already get in if someone puts their mind to it. Fuzz MobileSafari or even the ordinary Safari, find a hole, study it and create an exploit. Lots of work? Of course. Possible? Oh yes.
As was said - please engage brain before mouth. There is NO TERMINAL. There is NO ACCESS. As onlooker said on one is saying, nor is there any reason to think, that web apps are not running as root. I agree that this is why no current SDK now. Read the post of the actually people are doing this. They have the root password and name, just like Apple TV, but in this case they can't do anything with them as there is NO TERMINAL, NO ACCESS. Even IF they enable this on their phone, which they will probably figure out eventually, how are they going to get to YOUR phone??? It will require a physical connection just like Apple TV, which I've hacked extensively.