iPhone Is it Safe??

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by djsb29, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. djsb29 macrumors newbie

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    Sorry if this question is asked all the time...

    But how safe is a jailbreak?

    I am most worried about my mobile banking apps and my email?

    I only plan to install genuine tweaks and themes, and not pirating apps etc

    Thank You
     
  2. MystiklMayhem macrumors newbie

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    I recommend you use the search feature, this topic has been discussed through and through again.
     
  3. nickprete11 macrumors regular

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    While I don't jailbreak, some of my friends do. While jailbreaking is safe, it does open your phone up to exploits and may make it less stable. That is a key reason I don't jailbreak, I bought an Apple product for the stability and security. Jailbreaking sort of takes the security part away, along with the inability to update iOS without losing your jailbreak; some of which may include important security and functionality updates.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    How is that?

    How does a hacker know my iPhone is jailbroken without physically getting access to it?

    What exploits become immedaitely available to anyone to hack your phone just because you jailbroke it?

    What exact security features is it that jailbreaking removes, leaving your phone wide open to anyone?

    Seriously. If jailbreaking sabotaged security like this it'd be a hot topic and few people would do it. Instead Cydia is full of tweaks making your phone MORE secure.

    Sure, there are people who don't know what they are doing and because of their ignorance don't change basic passwords and therefore leave themselves wide open, but the actual act of jailbreaking itself does not reduce the security of your phone one bit.

    No matter how much Apple itself wants you to believe that.

    As to updating, you can blame Apple for that. It's not jailbreakers that make it a hassle to update a jailbroken phone, it's Apple.
     
  5. kolax macrumors G3

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    WiFi exploit perhaps. Jailbreaking puts your trust in the people who create the jailbreak, and that could contain any dirty code they want.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    So…then the long-term jailbreakers who started all this and generally tend to vette each jailbreak such as Evasi0n and Pangu are not to be trusted?
     
  7. kolax macrumors G3

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    That's for those who jailbreak to decide.
     
  8. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    What a negative what if scenario. Like saying Obama's using drones to steal that one missing sock from our dryers
     
  9. kolax macrumors G3

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    I'm not against jailbreaking, but you're ignorant if you think there isn't serious security concerns with doing it.
     
  10. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    Make that a few million of us :)
    I am jailbreaking my phones from the beginning... started with 3GS....never had any security issues :)
     
  11. maka344 macrumors 6502a

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    That you know of...

    I'm in the same boat, I would love to JB my Plus, bring it to life a little, it's amazing what these devices can do, why don't Apple do some of this stuff? There'd wipe out the competition! Security of my data (key logging etc. of my banking sites/apps) is the only thing stopping me from JB'ing.

    I really want to as I'm bored out of my head with stock iOS and can't switch to Andriod because of iMessage really.
     
  12. kolax macrumors G3

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    You wouldn't know if the jailbreak was sending some of your info back home though ;)

    The OP was asking if jailbreaking is safe, and it isn't. You're taking a big security risk by doing it, and tasks like mobile banking on a device that has a compromised OS is very dodgy.
     
  13. djsb29 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks all!!

    I think this has helped me make my decision!
     
  14. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    Ok, whatever, it's a free world, it's your chioce, I respect that....but also paranoia is a very spread disease worlwide :)...no hard feelings please :)
     
  15. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I entirely disagree with your assessment.
     
  16. ssl0408 macrumors 6502a

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    I have an iPhone 6 that was jailbroken for 3 days and the battery was draining fast. I only had 5 apps installed; norecentlydeleted, hideme8, alkaline, winterboard and ccsettings so I'm not sure what the problem was. I decided to uninstall winterboard and the phone became stuck on a black screen. The only thing that worked was putting it into DFU mode and restoring through iTunes; jailbreak gone. After that the battery was draining while not in use! I took it off the charger at 100% and 6 hours later it was at 2%; it had not been used at all. At this point I thought I was going to need a replacement device so I called Applecare and they said to erase all content and settings and set up as new. Thankfully, that seems to have solved the extreme battery drain. This was my first time jalbreaking and probably will be my last. It was fun while it lasted, but in all honesty my phone was crashing a lot and it was becoming annoying.
     
  17. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    I can tell you with 100% certainty, that the battery drainage you had, has nothing to do with the jailbreak.
     

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