General You may want to hold off on that jailbreak!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ronkuba, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. ronkuba macrumors member

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    Wow. This is a first.

    Glad I used the method that didn't require an iTunes login.
     
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    From looking at the Reddit thread it seems the Op JB from their computer and let the Chinese App Store download too.

    Possibly a virus has infected their Computer as per a virus scan.

    I personally JB via the safari method which required no Apple ID and no information and I unchecked their App Store.

    I change my passwords regularly.

    No breach on PayPal,Facebook,Twitter.

    Thank you for highlighting this and I'll be watching closely.
     
  6. jdaniel macrumors 65816

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    same
     
  7. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I used an old me.com address that was banned from making purchases in the iTunes store about five years ago. I have no worries.
     
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    So if people used the Safri way to Jailbreak they are safe, is this right?
     
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    The op of the thread said he used a burner Apple ID and was still hacked.

    Jailbroke through safari and I uninstalled that pp app first chance I got.
     
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    In essence Yes as they didn't input any information, even a burn Apple ID.

    I also unchecked the box to download their App Store via the Safari way.

    From reading Reddit it 'appears' to be the tool on the computer that maybe causing something malicious although some known people have de constructed the tool and cannot find anything malicious.
     
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    He downloaded using the Chinese version pangu to jailbreak?
     
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    I used a burner account first. Then on my Pro, it never asked for an account just a captcha.
     
  15. blownco macrumors regular

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    i used my regular account and nothing has happened.
     
  16. oconnell84 macrumors newbie

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    I can confirm that I downloaded the pphelper and ran it via win 10 with zero problems. Only issues I encountered was my paypal app didn't load. Seems that's the main issue on Reddit. I just deleted it. So far so good
     
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    What about the pp app on the phone, should we delete it? How?
     
  18. oconnell84 macrumors newbie

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    Open Cydia, then go to installed then scroll to the PP app then remove.
     
  19. oconnell84 macrumors newbie

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    You can delete the one of the two apps it installs via the traditional method of removing an app.
     
  20. NewdestinyX macrumors 6502a

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    I think we can all calm down about this issue.. Read Saurik's (creator of Cydia) words about this. He knows more than anyone about this. Particularly the last paragraph.

     
  21. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    The only suspicious thing I had happen was logging into my Instagram account yesterday gave me a warning that they noticed suspicious activity on my account. It sent a code to my email and then I changed the email associated with that account.
     
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    No, AFAIK, so far only those who enter their real Apple ID during jailbreak, AND use the same login name + password for other accounts got affected.
     
  24. Latinking25 macrumors member

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    I jail broke via computer and didn't get a Apple ID login, only a captcha. After jailbreak was complete, I uninstalled the software of which I jail broke from & ran a full virus scan & nothing turned up. None of my accounts have been compromised either.
     
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    Oh gosh.. what a horrible iOS... and unstable JB... But each to his own..
     

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