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Chinese hackers announce they've cloned Apple's Lightning authenticator chip

Apple's Lightning authenticator chip has been cracked by Chinese hackers, clones are ready

| Printers & Scanners News | Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:31 pm

It was only last week that we reported that Apple's new iPhone 5 "Lightning" connector would be hard to clone because of its authenticator chip, but, those days are now over. Chinese hackers have reportedly been able to clone Apple's Lightning authenticator chip.

 

 

These new third-party Lightning cables can do everything an official Lightning cable can do, and more. The cloned product can charge and sync an iPhone 5 and just for kicks, it glows. This should provide us with a future of cheap third-party Lightning cables and accessories, but at what cost to Apple? This is breaking Apple's IP, so I suspect there's going to be a lawsuit filed, if there hasn't been one already.

 

We should expect Apple to make an announcement, or lawsuit with their Made For iPhone (MFi) program - asking them to comply, or feel the wrath of their iLawyers, soon.

 

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