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    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!
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    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!
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    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
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    How do you turn off ssh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmacwrap View Post
    How do you turn off ssh?
    have you ever turned it on?

    Get SBSettings... there's a toggle for it...
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    Sorry im kind of new to this. So would I need sbsettings to disable ssh even though im not going to install openssh?
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedChirp View Post
    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?
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    Yeah I love banking on my iphone I'm just paranoid to bank with a jailbroken iphone
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    Besides why would the banks make these apps if they were not secure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxme View Post
    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...
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    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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    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...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdityaSinha View Post
    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...
    Assuming the developer followed programming best practices, yes. It is no more risky than on s browser on your PC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdityaSinha View Post
    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???
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sherlock View Post
    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."
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmacwrap View Post
    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.
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    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.

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