How could a jail broken iPhone damage a cell phone tower? Sounds strange, right? But this is what Apple has replied to EFF’s request to make jail breaking legal. As per further details available from iPhone, jail breaking of iPhone alters its baseband processor and hence is very much vulnerable to cell phone towers radiating signals.
Here is exactly what Apple has replied:
A local or international hacker could potentially initiate commands (such as a denial of service attack) that could crash the tower software, rendering the tower entirely inoperable to process calls or transmit data. Taking control of the BBP software would be much the equivalent of getting inside the firewall of a corporate computer — to potentially catastrophic result.
So you can imagine what a great loss would it be to the nation and other cell phone users in using jail broken iPhones and needless to say, its illegal too!
So it is better to play safe and stop using jail broken iPhones imported in cheap price from US and other foreign countries.