Is jailbreaking safe?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by Inspired, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Inspired macrumors regular

    Inspired

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    I own an ipod touch, i am very tempted to jail break. Is it safe in a sense that none of the sensitive infomation in my ipod touch will be leaked to any hackers? This is a concern for me because i work in a company that i will not name, but if any information leaked from my ipod it could effect the company i work for and our stock.
     
  2. NotFound macrumors 6502a

    NotFound

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    I dont think you should worry, except choose your applications carefully i suppose. Why are you putting sensitive business critical information on a device you want to jailbreak anyway?
     
  3. Inspired thread starter macrumors regular

    Inspired

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    Im also using this ipod as a personal planner for my meetings and such
     
  4. dylanweber macrumors newbie

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    Jailbreaking...

    Jail-breaking an iPod Touch or a iPhone is very easy to undo (sometimes). It all depends what do you want to do. If you mean by Jail-breaking it and completely ruining the software, then undoing is hard because iTunes may not be able to see the iPod or iPhone. Normally, if you want to just put a tiny hack and thats it, then yeah. Its safe. But if you want to change a file, so called (I'm making this up) iTunesplugin.plugin on your iPhone/iPod Touch, then no. Some things that can happen, like SpringBoard can crash (super-duper easy fix, just tap and its fine). But you get it from there, MAKE SURE ITUNES CAN RECOGNIZE YOUR :apple: IPHONE/IPOD TOUCH!
     
  5. jmann macrumors 604

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    If you are that worried, just don't turn on SSH, and change the SSH password from alpine to something else. Then no one will be able to "hack" into your phone.
     

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