Spitballing IoT Security

Leo Bicknell bicknell at ufp.org
Thu Oct 27 11:29:40 UTC 2016

In a message written on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 05:27:08PM -0700, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
> do let me know how I can obtain this month's security patches for my iPhone
> 3GS.
> (Note that Wikipedia says that this device was only formally discontinued
> by the manufacturer as of September 12, 2012, i.e. only slightly more
> than 4 short years ago.  Nontheless, the current "security solution" for
> this product, as made available from the manufacturer... a manufacturer
> which is here being held up as a shining example of ernest social responsi-
> bility... is for me to contribute the entire device to my local landfill,
> where it will no doubt leach innumerable heavy metals into the soil for
> my children's children's children to enjoy.)

Actually, they encourage you to trade it in, where it is used for
replacement parts and/or recycled, see

If your device is too old for that program, they will still take
it for free and recycle it in an enviornmentally friendly way, see

No iPhone should ever end up in a landfill.  If it does, it's your fault
for not taking advantage of the free recycling.

Leo Bicknell - bicknell at ufp.org
PGP keys at http://www.ufp.org/~bicknell/
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