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Author Topic: New iPod 'feature' ... criminals beware ...  (Read 2127 times)

Carol Haynes

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New iPod 'feature' ... criminals beware ...
« on: January 23, 2006, 06:11:40 AM »
I don't often read CNET articles these days (they seem too often to be partisan in their opinions) but this caught my eye and was an interesting read ...

http://reviews.cnet....0-1.html?tag=nl.e501

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Re: New iPod 'feature' ... criminals beware ...
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2006, 09:07:35 AM »
Hmmm, pretty interesting.

Does iPods require special crappy Apple software to transfer stuff to them, or do they show up as a drive without needing any drivers? They probably do require software (iTunes or whatever), otherwise I can't see how this user information would be stored on them.

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Re: New iPod 'feature' ... criminals beware ...
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2006, 09:31:16 AM »
iTunes loads a service called iPodService even when you haven't got one. I'd guess that is part of the iPod driver interface.

Not sure how data files are transferred though.