It seems from the MSDN link this can be avoided by simply not using Internet Explorer, as if you needed another reason not to
I don't welcome this. I've backed it up to my SD card
One good thing, however, is that the BBC will have to make an iPlayer app
"But there's already an iPlayer app!"
No there isn't. It's just a shortcut to open the browser to BBC iPlayer's site
Each step of the boot-up process contains components that are cryptographically signed by Apple to ensure integrity, and proceeds only after verifying the chain of trust. This includes the bootloaders, kernel, kernel extensions, and baseband firmware.
Haven't they heard of redsn01? (although A5 devices are more secure)