Cydia safe?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jwilkinson84, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. jwilkinson84 macrumors newbie

    jwilkinson84

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    Just wondering how safe is cydia is?
    I use an iPhone for work and have some sensitive info on it
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    What kind of sensitive info is gonna go through cydia? Honestly the only way your stuff can be remotely compromised is if you have open SSH turned on, and you don't change the password/leave it on all the time.
     
  3. jwilkinson84 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    email addresses, home address , phone numbers , CC numbers
     
  4. t0mm macrumors regular

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    Cydia is safe.

    Also, haven't you thought 'what if my phone is stolen?'

    I wouldn't say it would be wise to keep credit card numbers on it.
    Email addresses + phone numbers are normally on a standard phone so..
     
  5. boast macrumors 65816

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    whelp, the repo could get hacked, and they change some programs to steal your info. You "upgrade" your current programs to it, and get screwed.

    Could be a possibility :)
     
  6. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    there's only so much people can do with phone #'s and home addresses
     
  7. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Password option to wipe your iPhone after 10 failed password attempts should do the trick.....:eek::eek::eek:
     
  8. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    So you are going to jailbreak a device meant for business? I'd recommend against it lest you possibly be fired. :)

    As for your original question, Cydia is safe, so long as you trust the repositories you add to it. The defaults are well known (iSpazio, BigBoss, etc) and tend to be more reputable.
     
  9. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't trust anything going by the name BogBoss...
    :D
     
  10. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Haha, that's what I get for not double checking corrected text. :)
     

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