1. Acidrop's Avatar
    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 05:57 AM
  2. kataran's Avatar
    There's always a possibility when you install non Apple approved software on your iDevice


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    12-30-2013 08:00 AM
  3. Acidrop's Avatar
    There's always a possibility when you install non Apple approved software on your iDevice


    Sent from my iPhone 5s Gold 64GB
    I know there's a possibility, but what I need to know is what is the likelihood.

    Does it ever happen and if so, what measures can be taken to avoid it.
    12-30-2013 10:00 AM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    To make the chances as small as possible - don't jailbreak... yes, malware can get into the Apple AppStore... but it's rare.
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    12-30-2013 10:03 AM
  5. natasftw's Avatar
    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.
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    12-30-2013 12:11 PM
  6. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Just make sure the tweaks are well-known and you will be set. The repos that are on Cydia by default are the most reliable.
    12-30-2013 12:21 PM
  7. Acidrop's Avatar
    Cheers.

    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 01:49 PM
  8. Reparkable's Avatar
    I know there's a possibility, but what I need to know is what is the likelihood.
    I don't think anyone can provide an exact % but use common sense. There's a risk associated with jail breaking. You just have to measure that risk by doing research.


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    12-30-2013 02:15 PM
  9. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    62.38%
    12-30-2013 03:14 PM

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