iPhone-Hacker Zdziarski hat entdeckt, dass das iPhone regelmässig Kontakt zu einem Apple Server hat. Nun spekuliert man in alle möglichen Richtungen. Einer aber schweigt dazu: der grosse Apfel selbst.
Zdziarski's findings suggest that Apple could use a more targeted blacklist site as a kill switch to disable specific apps. This mechanism could similarly be used to stop malicious malware, disabling viral apps before they have an opportunity to spread out of control. It could also be used by Apple to give IT managers the ability to remotely disable apps from their employees' phones. Apple has already outlined plans for delivering custom corporate app deployment through a local version of the iTunes App Store. Being able to both remotely install and remove apps from mobile devices would be a highly desirable feature for IT managers in high security environments.