I've seen so much come and go here. Been around to iPod Touch Fan's youth back in September of 2007. I remember the days when we had always told ourselves, "Jailbreaking is completely safe, and no evidence of instability (Bricking, so to say) of iPods have been recorded, with no evidence of viruses or malware." The question here is "yet." I have now heard since then that there HAVE been evidence of some sort of suspected malware now that Cydia has been released. I remember the simple "installer" used all the time back on the 1.1.x firmwares. I want to bring up the fact of these, and share a little insight on the history of how these potentially harmful viruses have influenced, where it might have been, and solutions and prevention. I see how the new App Store keeps these away from its highly strict policies. Now Jailbreaking has redefined the use of non-signed apps. This leaves us with risk of attack, not just supporting 3rd party apps where it is only possible that way. I only want to post this to discuss the history of tampering harm to jailbreaking, and what we can expect. I have seen the possibility through lagged iPods after jailbreaking, a game once on Cydia called PenguinPanic (which was recorded to have been a hoax email that led people to load a virus INSTEAD of the harmless game itself), etc. Although not directly given, it's definitely a possibility out there. I wanted to shine some light on this topic. Please, I've been here so long, do not get on me with what I post. I KNOW how this community serves, so no need to reiterate anything to me. Thanks!