1. bigmacwrap's Avatar
    Is it safe to use banking apps after you jailbreak? I use chase,american express, boa, and discover and was thinking about jail breaking with greenposi0n, but wanted to make sure it was safe, and that someone couldnt access my information. Thanks in advance!
    02-23-2011 12:37 PM
  2. touchyphone's Avatar
    How would someone be able to access your information?? You're jailrbeaking, not installing malware or anything. Don't use SSH turn it off, you'll be fine, you're worrying over nothing, chill out, calm down, continue as you mormally would....AKA dont' worry!
    02-23-2011 12:44 PM
  3. BLiNK's Avatar
    i have had the same paranoia. i would probably look into at least changing your root & mobile passwords on the device

    personally, i simply try to keep any type of banking to a minimum on the device and wait until i get to my laptop/desktop
    02-23-2011 12:50 PM
  4. bigmacwrap's Avatar
    How do you turn off ssh?
    02-23-2011 12:50 PM
  5. Fausty82's Avatar
    How do you turn off ssh?
    have you ever turned it on?

    Get SBSettings... there's a toggle for it...
    02-23-2011 12:55 PM
  6. bigmacwrap's Avatar
    Sorry im kind of new to this. So would I need sbsettings to disable ssh even though im not going to install openssh?
    02-26-2011 02:46 AM
  7. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think if OpenSSH is not installed, then there is no need to disable it because for the device to be accessed through SSH, OpenSSH needs to be on the phone.

    I personally don't have OpenSSH installed, but I still change my root and mobile passwords anyway.
    02-26-2011 05:31 PM
  8. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think if OpenSSH is not installed, then there is no need to disable it because for the device to be accessed through SSH, OpenSSH needs to be on the phone.

    I personally don't have OpenSSH installed, but I still change my root and mobile passwords anyway.
    Yes you're correct no OpenSSH means no connection to the device via SSH. How can you bank on the tiny phone screen anyway?
    02-26-2011 08:58 PM
  9. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    02-26-2011 10:06 PM
  10. bigmacwrap's Avatar
    Yeah I love banking on my iphone I'm just paranoid to bank with a jailbroken iphone
    02-27-2011 09:12 PM
  11. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    Besides why would the banks make these apps if they were not secure?
    02-27-2011 10:02 PM
  12. maxme's Avatar
    10-29-2012 04:49 PM
  13. kch50428's Avatar
    Clickable link?

    Banking on a jailbroken device is probably no riskier than handing your credit card to a restaurant waitron that takes said card and wanders off to goodness knows where to process and return with a slip for you to sign...
    10-29-2012 04:54 PM
  14. iDonev's Avatar
    I don't know about you guys but my bank account has such a small amount it's not worth worrying about it

    And I would have to agree with what was already said: jailbreaking in itself doesn't make your device any more or less vulnerable. Just make sure you know what you are installing from Cydia.
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    10-29-2012 05:41 PM
  15. AdityaSinha's Avatar
    Hey! I recently downloaded HDFC’s mobile banking app, It seems very interactive but is it safe to do banking transaction through an iPhone app? I am wondering if am putting my bank account at risk. Plz, suggest...
    09-02-2013 05:48 AM
  16. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Hey! I recently downloaded HDFCs mobile banking app, It seems very interactive but is it safe to do banking transaction through an iPhone app? I am wondering if am putting my bank account at risk. Plz, suggest...
    Assuming the developer followed programming best practices, yes. It is no more risky than on s browser on your PC.
    09-02-2013 07:45 AM
  17. Rockdog97's Avatar
    Hey! I recently downloaded HDFC’s mobile banking app, It seems very interactive but is it safe to do banking transaction through an iPhone app? I am wondering if am putting my bank account at risk. Plz, suggest...
    wasn't this question asked in like, um, Post #1 above???
    09-04-2013 12:30 PM
  18. sherlock's Avatar
    The answer for me is no it's not safe. Jailbreaking aside... Considering I would never bank from any phone or computer. Sure data might be encrypted or go through a VPN but it is inherently insecure.
    jf1450 likes this.
    09-07-2013 12:31 AM
  19. natasftw's Avatar
    The answer for me is no it's not safe. Jailbreaking aside... Considering I would never bank from any phone or computer. Sure data might be encrypted or go through a VPN but it is inherently insecure.
    Do you use your card to get gas from the pump? In ATMs? To pay for meals?

    If so, you're not being any "safer."
    09-09-2013 02:24 PM
  20. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    Is it safe to use banking apps after you jailbreak? I use chase,american express, boa, and discover and was thinking about jail breaking with greenposi0n, but wanted to make sure it was safe, and that someone couldnt access my information. Thanks in advance!
    I use my bank's app and my Capital One app to make payments all the time. I don't have any problems.
    09-11-2013 01:09 PM
  21. AmpedPotato's Avatar
    I bank on my jailbroken phone all the time. Just don't install random stuff from unknown repos and don't pirate and you'll be alright.
    09-12-2013 02:44 PM
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