Saturday, August 23, 2008

When will people learn ?

Airtel (one of India's leading cell phone providers) has recently tied up with Apple to offer the iPhone 3G in Indian market. Everything is good but is the following sort of sales pitch necessary to sell of iPhones?? Airtel is quoted here as saying :

"even the most deadly hackers on the planet won't be able to crack the
codes that support the iPhone's Airtel applications with rival company

My question is : WHY ???. Even if you really have provided tamper-proof security, throwing a n open challenge to the highly skilled and distributed hacker work force on the internet is nothing short of the proverbial "hitting the axe on your own leg". Such stunts may be good to test your products before entering the market but not once the products are already out there. Such stupidity has surely attracted the bees and its just a matter of time before the bees sting.