cydia apps and spyware?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Narco220, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Narco220 macrumors regular

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    How secure are the apps from cydia? is there a approval process for what gets in the store?

    How do we know we ain't installing password/keystroke loggers etc within apps?

    Or is that just a risk we take like with any hacked computer device?
     
  2. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Well, it's open source so if you add a repository of something dodgy then the apps in that repository could theoretically be harmful. But anything that's already on Cydia is fine.
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I think that is always going to be the risk with hacked stuff ;).
     

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