is it possible to...?

Discussion in 'iPod touch 1.1.3 Application Compatibility' started by Andres Fernando Naranjo C, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. Andres Fernando Naranjo C

    Andres Fernando Naranjo C New Member

    Nov 13, 2007
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    Is it possible to an application could damage my iPod? I would think in worse of cases I just recover my device, like formating a PC before a virus infection... but Im not sure to keep installing app. on my iPT...

    Thanks alot...

    Andres N.
  2. SkylarEC

    SkylarEC Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2007
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    The simplest thing an app could do is run the command rm -Rf / which would completely wipe your iPod. Other things an app could do is collect all our private data and upload it to a bad guys server for him to peruse. And, as we've seen from ZiPhone, an app can access the base things like the bootloader and directly mess with the underlying things that run your iPod. While much more of an issue with the iPhone, it is still possible to do all kinds of nasty things.

    That is why you should only install apps from those you trust.
  3. bobthehacker

    bobthehacker New Member

    Nov 10, 2007
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    iPhone 3GS (Black)
    and this is y steve jobs ditnt allow 3rd party apps at first.

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    see uncle steve was only looking out for us

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