[aprssig] APRS Mobile 1.0 Released for iPhone/iPad

Tom Hayward esarfl at gmail.com
Thu Sep 18 12:39:34 CDT 2014


On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 10:32 AM, Steve Dimse <steve at dimse.com> wrote:
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> On Sep 18, 2014, at 11:44 AM, Tom Hayward <esarfl at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> What methods does it support for authentication? You say it connects
>> directly to APRS-IS, so I suspect it supports passcode authentication.
>> What about SSL, like APRSdroid?
>
> This is exactly like putting a $500 lock on the front door of a house that has a back door that will not even close. You might feel better for having done something, but if you feel better you are deluding yourself -  the contents of the house are not a single bit more secure.
>
> Unless there is a new APRS IS protocol you are doing nothing but wasting time.

Once the back door is boarded up, that $500 lock will work quite well.

I apologize. I forgot this is ham radio, where we stopped innovating in 1993.

Tom KD7LXL


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