Hacker pokes fun at Apple with iTunes stunt

7th Jun 2009 | 04:42

Hacker pokes fun at Apple with iTunes stunt

Cheeky advertising poster has Apple suits 'scratching their heads'

If you're a professional hacker it's a pretty safe bet you already have the nerve needed to keep putting one over on the big boys of the tech industry, but Norway's DVD Jon has gone a step further to rub Apple's nose in the mud.

Twenty-five-year-old Jon Lech Johansen, most famous for his role in cracking DVD encryption, appears to have saved his pennies towards taking out a commercial billboard right outside Apple's San Francisco shop.

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Nothing unusual there, except for the small matter that he's advertising his doubleTwist software that allows music players other than iPods to sync with any iTunes library - a big no-no in Apple's book.

So far, there's been no official word from Cupertino on the headline-grabbing stunt, but Tech Crunch reports that "Apple employees are currently scratching their heads" about the poster.

(Via Tech Crunch)

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