Question about security implications of Jailbreaking

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by touchmanic, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. touchmanic macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2007
    The jailbreak sounds amazing and I'm so so close to doing it. However, what are the security implications of actually using one of these jailbreak applications?

    Have people examined the programme script etc to see if there is anything malicious within them? Ie spyware or some sort of malicious code that could be sending private information somewhere? That is my only concern with the jailbreakign of my ipod as I don't want email passwords etc revealed to hackers etc.

    I'm no expert so if someone wuld be so kind as to fill me in then I'd be very grateful...

    I suppose in this day and age everyone is extremely security concerned!
  2. touchmanic thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2007
  3. Tibwolf macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2007
    All of the files needed are accessible.

    I'm sure that some people look at the source to see how everything is done. If they found anything suspicious, you probably wouldn't hear the end of it.

    I think that it is fine in regards to your personal information
  4. touchmanic thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2007
    Thanks Tibwolf....good to hear that. Anyone actually examined the code on here?
  5. Trist06 macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2007
    yeah, its all safe, the only thing i would worry about is that the default password for both sftp and ssh is alpine. and im sure not many people have changed it.

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