这是核心位置黑名单

昨天我联系了关于Jonathan Zdziarski发现一个远程黑名单的故事,根据Zdziarski的说法,Apple正在维护远程禁用以前通过App Store分发的流氓iPhone应用程序。其他几十个博客新闻网站已经了解了这个故事。

但这个故事似乎很可疑这是整个消息iPhone Atlas报道来自Zdziarski:

This suggests that the iPhone calls home once in a while to find out what applications it should turn offAt the moment, no apps have been blacklisted, but by all appearances, this has been added to disable applications that the user has already downloaded and paid for, if Apple so chooses to shut them down.

我发现这是对iPhone 3G的法医检查It appears to be tucked away in a configuration file deep inside Core Location.

很容易看出故事是如何得到的Zdziarski是两本iPhone书籍的作者 -关于越狱应用程序的开发,以及即将推出的iPhone取证来自O'Reilly苹果公司将安全性作为集中式,依赖DRM的App Store分销模式的优势之一,这已经不是什么秘密了早在3月App Store宣布时,这是Macworld报道的内容

Since each iPhone program will be digitally signed by its creator, this gives Apple the ability to “turn off the spigot,” as Steve Jobs put it, and revoke programs that don’t meet its standards.

因此,Apple可以部署某种杀戮开关,以远程禁用已安装的应用程序但这个清单不是它。

Apple没有理由在偷偷摸摸的地方隐藏这样的配置If it’s “tucked away in a configuration file deep inside” the Core Location framework, doesn’t it seem more likely that this list has something to do with, say, Core Location? Even the URL of the file in question hints at this:

https://iphone-services.apple.com/clbl/unauthorizedApps

Apple的一位知情人士向我证实,URL中的“clbl”代表“核心位置黑名单”,它就是这样做的它不是完全禁用应用程序的黑名单,而是专门用于阻止任何列出的应用程序访问Core Location - 这是一种API,出于明显的隐私原因,它被iPhone SDK指南中的非常严格的规则所涵盖。

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