Cons of jailbreaking iPhone 4S

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by 24usedtorock, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. 24usedtorock macrumors regular

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    Spoke with a developer I work with. He claims the cons on JB'ing are security related, the applications potentially having spyware. Why chance it?
     
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  3. B777Forevar macrumors 6502a

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    Slap that developer.

    Spyware? Really? C'mon.
     
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  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    It sounds like this developer doesn't know what he's talking about. The security venerability is there whether or not you Jailbreak. Jailbraking just takes advantage of it.

    Jailbreaking can cause a security hole if you don't change the root password. It's very easy to change so there is no reason not to, so this shouldn't be an issue.

    Jailbreaking can be a problem if you install software from fishy sites, but this is true for all computer devices. So again, this shouldn't be an issue.

    Jailbreaking can make your device more secure, because there have been instances where the only way to close the security hole used by the Jailbreak is to actually Jailbreak your device.
     
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