Being new to jailbreaking, I would like to know what the chances are of installing malware with apps through Cydia.
I know anything is possible, but do these actually exist? For instance, if you were to install an app from an unverified source, could you end up with malware running in the background collecting personal data etc, or does this not exist on the iOS platform?
- 12-30-2013, 07:00 AM #2
- 12-30-2013, 09:03 AM #4
- 12-30-2013, 11:11 AM #5
Re: iOS Malware
There's been one known event happening in the history of jailbreaking.
Stick with better known tweaks and your chances are rather small.
The others posting in here don't jailbreak. Their jailbreaking advice is biased as such. If you want to jailbreak, go for it. If you're nervous, perhaps it' not your best option. Spend a little time. Research the tweaks you' be interested in. Make your own decision.
- 12-30-2013, 11:21 AM #6
Re: iOS Malware
I am indeed new to jailbreaking so wanted some facts. I jailbroke my iPhone 5 the day the iOS 7 jailbreak came out and I must say I'm loving it. A bit challenging with the mobilesubstrate issue, but got that sorted in the end.
I'm just a little uneasy when I install apps from Cydia not knowing exactly what's going on my phone, but from what I've seen so far, there aren't much to worry about... hopefully.
- 12-30-2013, 01:15 PM #8
- 12-30-2013, 02:14 PM #9
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