General pangu needs access to photos?! Nope!

aPple nErd

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looks like im staying stock. that's a huge privacy killer. i don't have anything to hide on there but i will not let pangu access my photos. nope. should have stayed on 8.4. regretting this a lot already
 

aPple nErd

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when you launch the pangu app while jailbreaking, if you read the text on screen, it asks to allow access to photos... kinda creepy. not worth it in my opinion.
 

HenryLong

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looks like im staying stock. that's a huge privacy killer. i don't have anything to hide on there but i will not let pangu access my photos. nope. should have stayed on 8.4. regretting this a lot already
It needs access to the phone's DCIM folder (which it can't touch as an app sandboxed without your permission) to be able to write some data for a privilege escalation bug.
You can check Settings>privacy>photos once the jailbreak process is completed. This will show you it's gone afterwards.
 

joshxkerrigan

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why are you freaking out? its part of the jailbreak, its one of the vulnerabilities that pangu was able to take advantage of, it never looks at your photos, it just asks for permission so that it can get in through an iOS backdoor.

stop crying and go jailbreak, or dont, but dont go crying about it
 

Armen

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looks like im staying stock. that's a huge privacy killer. i don't have anything to hide on there but i will not let pangu access my photos. nope. should have stayed on 8.4. regretting this a lot already
How's it a privacy killer when your phone is in Airplane mode when it requests permission for photos?
 
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iRetired

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So Pangu needed access to my photos to jailbreak. Okay. After jailbreaking, I went into Photos settings and turned off Pangu access.
 

Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.
looks like im staying stock. that's a huge privacy killer. i don't have anything to hide on there but i will not let pangu access my photos. nope. should have stayed on 8.4. regretting this a lot already
Stop freaking out, nobody is going to steal your nude selfies:D
Access is needed for the JB exploits that's all.
 

spinedoc77

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well, just as i was going to try again, my windows 10 beta ran out. i hope vista works. thats the only other windows version i have...
Win10 is out of beta, why don't you just install it over Vista? It's free and you have a month to roll back.
 

placidity44

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I apologize if this is a dumb question: Does changing the openSSH password and then uninstalling remove most of the risk involved with jailbreaking iOS. Also only installing from the standard repos. Are there other ways to implement security yourself.
 

eyoungren

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I apologize if this is a dumb question: Does changing the openSSH password and then uninstalling remove most of the risk involved with jailbreaking iOS. Also only installing from the standard repos. Are there other ways to implement security yourself.
You don't need to change the passwords if you don't install OpenSSH. Removing OpenSSH removes any necessity to change the password. In both cases, because OpenSSH is not installed there is no route to the device. Because there is no route to the device it's not possible to hack via OpenSSH (because OpenSSH is not present).

As far as other security features: iCaughtU Pro, PLS Recovery are two I can name off the top of my head. Activator, used to disable a long press of the hold button on the lockscreen (so the phone can't be shut off) works too. There's also a tweak that lets you set a passcode/password to open apps.

I'm not sure if any of those work on iOS 9 yet however.
 
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