1. sangs's Avatar
    Over 225,000 iPhone accounts hacked and not a word of it on the iMore news page?
    lackster2 and jnew619 like this.
    09-01-2015 05:10 PM
  2. leannelizabeth1's Avatar
    Those are jailbroken phones only, which should be included in news headlines.
    09-01-2015 05:21 PM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    Jailbroken devices with cracked apps containing malware... A very small subset of the total iPhone user base jailbreaks at all, and an even smaller subset of those are cracked app users... Big picture, not much of a story.
    09-01-2015 05:23 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Over 225,000 iPhone accounts hacked and not a word of it on the iMore news page?
    Only accounts of those who have jailbroken. Those who know what they're doing when they jailbreak don't get hacked.
    09-01-2015 05:25 PM
  5. Scatabrain's Avatar
    It will likely spread FUD.
    This is one of the reasons I do not jailbreak.
    09-01-2015 05:36 PM
  6. HankAZ's Avatar
    meh.
    09-01-2015 05:39 PM
  7. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Thats the risks people take


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    09-01-2015 10:36 PM
  8. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Over 225,000 iPhone accounts hacked and not a word of it on the iMore news page?
    I would estimate maybe 1%, .....on jailbroke iPhones. Not much of a story, but thanks anyway for the info.
    Just_Me_D and iOS Gino like this.
    09-01-2015 10:48 PM
  9. Scatabrain's Avatar
    I would estimate maybe 1%, .....on jailbroke iPhones. Not much of a story, but thanks anyway for the info.
    Let's look at how big or small...

    Total iPhone population:
    225,000 of 63,000,000 ~= 0.35%
    (2014 estimate)

    Jailbroken phones total:
    225,000 of 630,000 ~= 35% !

    Non-Jailbroken phones:
    0 of 62,370,000 ~= 0 !

    Jailbroken phones that didn't use the Chinese repository:
    0 of 450,900 ~= 0 !

    Bad day for Cydia and jailbreak community PR-wise at least.

    Bad day for jail breakers using questionable repositories.

    Everyone else? 100% non-issue, non-story. IMore doesn't pander to FUD.

    Those effected can just request refunds (It wouldn't surprise me if Apple honored it even though its 100% each user's risky behavior that allowed it). Or report to CC company (if their CCs have fraud protection in their country)

    And then just change their passwords. If it was me, I'd get a replacement CC that was on file. But not a big deal even worst case.
    09-01-2015 11:53 PM
  10. sangs's Avatar
    Let's look at how big or small...
    IMore doesn't pander to FUD.
    iMore doesn't pander to FUD? Really? That's hysterical. Guess you've never read Rene's Samsung/Android stories.
    ericesque likes this.
    09-02-2015 12:00 PM
  11. sangs's Avatar
    Those are jailbroken phones only, which should be included in news headlines.
    Agree completely.
    09-02-2015 12:00 PM
  12. kch50428's Avatar
    iMore doesn't pander to FUD? Really? That's hysterical. Guess you've never read Rene's Samsung/Android stories.
    People who play that card can't handle the truth Rene tells...
    09-02-2015 12:13 PM
  13. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Purposely altering your phone to defeat safeguards put in place by Apple to stop this very type of thing does not equal news. It equals stupidity along the lines of 225,000 people putting Nitrous Oxide on their 1989 Honda Civic, then writing about how the engines blew, and then calling that news. You know what that’s called? NO DUH ...
    09-02-2015 12:39 PM
  14. sangs's Avatar
    I like Rene, I read Rene, but you're delusional if you don't think he spreads Samsung FUD. He may have patented it, he's so good at it. Keep viewing the world through those Apple-colored glasses of yours though.
    09-02-2015 04:27 PM
  15. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I like Rene, I read Rene, but you're delusional if you don't think he spreads Samsung FUD. He may have patented it, he's so good at it. Keep viewing the world through those Apple-colored glasses of yours though.
    Absolutely, and please keep coming back here posting stupid crap once, or twice a year like your history shows ...
    09-02-2015 04:39 PM
  16. lackster2's Avatar
    My biggest issue with jailbreaking is not the minuscule number of hacks, it's the effect the story has on the uninitiated, who, not understanding the technical ins and outs of jailbreaking, (and often don't bother reading the full media account), simply assume that all Apple phones are thus hackable, and thus are no different than any other phone. And thus they miss out on the most (arguably) secure ecosystem.
    GregoriusM likes this.
    09-02-2015 04:50 PM
  17. Scatabrain's Avatar
    iMore doesn't pander to FUD? Really? That's hysterical. Guess you've never read Rene's Samsung/Android stories.
    So that's really the point of you starting the thread? To call iMore hypocrites or something? What a waste of time. Will be ignoring your threads from now on.
    09-02-2015 05:12 PM
  18. HankAZ's Avatar
    meh.
    Ahem, I repeat... meh.
    09-02-2015 05:22 PM
  19. jnew619's Avatar
    Soooo how do you know if you've been hacked when I was jailbroken i only downloaded a couple hacks no pirating but still...
    Also I do agree on asking why this has not been covered here when I first joined here jail breaking was a huge topic here so little talked about now..
    09-02-2015 05:28 PM
  20. HankAZ's Avatar
    Soooo how do you know if you've been hacked when I was jailbroken i only downloaded a couple hacks no pirating but still...
    Also I do agree on asking why this has not been covered here when I first joined here jail breaking was a huge topic here so little talked about now..
    In large part, the "need" to jailbreak has been severely lessened by the advances within iOS. Many of the reasons to JB are no longer necessary because they're "baked in" to iOS.
    GregoriusM likes this.
    09-02-2015 05:42 PM
  21. iEd's Avatar
    I don't need that drama of getting hacked for account information over JB'd iPhone. Fuzz That. When they come up with a tweak that will make Megan Fox appear in my house then I'll take a chance.


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    09-02-2015 05:56 PM
  22. Tartarus's Avatar
    What is this FUD y'all mentioning?
    09-02-2015 06:08 PM
  23. Scatabrain's Avatar
    Soooo how do you know if you've been hacked when I was jailbroken i only downloaded a couple hacks no pirating but still...
    Also I do agree on asking why this has not been covered here when I first joined here jail breaking was a huge topic here so little talked about now..
    If that was the intent of the thread that would be fine. It seems the OP really wants to vent that NOT posting about it is hypocritical. That's not nearly as interesting a topic for me.
    09-02-2015 06:37 PM
  24. Scatabrain's Avatar
    What is this FUD y'all mentioning?
    Fear, uncertainty and doubt.

    FUD
    fəd/
    noun
    fear, uncertainty and doubt, usually evoked intentionally in order to put a competitor at a disadvantage.
    "the FUD factor"
    Last edited by Scatabrain; 09-02-2015 at 06:53 PM.
    Tartarus likes this.
    09-02-2015 06:38 PM
  25. jdhooghe's Avatar
    It is not FUD at all. This story shows those users that jailbreaking is not as safe as their years of experience has shown. It is news and should be reported regardless of the percentage of the population. Jailbreakers are Apple users and part of the Apple community. This is not a non-issue. If anything this will show people that the risks are very real and to make intelligent and safe choices

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    09-02-2015 07:03 PM
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