60 years to go…

Upon resetting the iPods prior to lending them to the next school I discovered that one wannabe hacker had made 21 attempts to guess the PIN to disable the restrictions blocking YouTube.

I know this because the iPod is informing me of the fact in nice red pixel highlights.

It is also politely informing me that I’m allowed to try to enter the PIN again in just over 35,450,000 minutes time.

I can’t fault Apple’s security measures. I also can’t fault their optimism that in 60 years time I’ll still want to use their fantastic hardware. No doubt things wont have changed much, only they’ll be cerebral implants that selectively shut down higher functions of the brain when you breach T&Cs. The average Apple fanboy will have nothing to fear…