I was going to use this graphic on the original story, in which Apple modified the bootrom in new 3GSes to make them resistant to current exploits, but Greg had already written it up. But now, as Wired clarifies what was pretty much clear from the start (it only protects against the current exploit), it has found a new place to shine.
This is the great circle of mods, people. I can’t think of a single device that has been definitively protected from hacking. Although we give Apple an “B” for effort (Sony gets the “A” for its relentless PSP updates), the Sisyphean task of protecting a popular device from hackers is hardly worth pursuing any more.