Owning your own stuff


Article from Issue 128/2011

Who’s device is it? Just because you bought it doesn’t mean you can look inside. But the Internet has plenty of resources for jailbreakers.

First, a personal admission: Embedded Linux generally worries me. Most embedded Linux systems are not very security conscious. Most device makers care more about making stuff work than making stuff secure. To make matters worse, vendors have a tendency to abandon their products leaving you without security updates, and this is especially true for consumer-level devices.

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