iOS 4.1 Trend Micro "The Dark Side of Jailbreaking iPhones"

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  1. nfs8932

    nfs8932 New Member

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    The Dark Side of Jailbreaking iPhones

    "Jailbreaking" might sound like a heroic adventure—and if you're talking about "Escape from Alcatraz," you might be right. But in the real world, you're more likely to encounter the term in relation to the newfound ability of iPhone 4 owners to unlock their devices so that they can download applications from sources other than Apple's app store. Be warned: the freedom you enjoy through jailbreaking can be short-lived, and it could result in serious damage to your device.
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    Jailbreaking basically works the same way malware does—by exploiting security vulnerabilities in order to download something onto your device. In the case of a jailbroken iPhone, you might not be downloading anything more harmful than a non-Apple approved application. But you're essentially leaving the door open to any other application that wants to come through.

    To date, we haven't heard about malicious exploits finding their way onto jailbroken Apple devices. Nonetheless, Apple has released security updates to address the vulnerabilities used for the jailbreak, and you'd do well to install them on any devices running the affected OS. You can also use Trend Micro's Smart Surfing for iPhone application, which protects against malicious websites by preventing the user from accessing them.

    Find out more about the iPhone jailbreak.


    source:Trend Micro

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  2. sdettmer

    sdettmer New Member

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    Many people who jailbreak it´s device don´t care about this smal security problem. They only care about to use it fullfitured which are not enabled from Apple from start.

    The only problem i can see is that jailbreaking is illegal, because hackers and users change the device (Boot and OS) without permission.

    But whatever!!!
  3. b777forever

    b777forever Well-Known Member

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    Who is trend micro? Never heard of them.
    And how is jailbreaking a "heroic adventure"
  4. Sparkyx

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    Get your facts buddy...not since 7/26/10.
  5. Mr Sinister

    Mr Sinister New Member

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    Trend Micro makes Anti-Malware software.
  6. ipodgamez

    ipodgamez Active Member

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    LOL. Funniest thing is apparently u own a iPhone 3GS (White) 32GB
    3.0 jailbroken. soooo ur a hypocryte ;-)
  7. ChrisGonzales90

    ChrisGonzales90 Banned

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    Ok now, lets be respectful.

    I find jail breaking aimed more at kids since they are the ones who are more likely not to care for this security problem.
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    b777forever Well-Known Member

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    How is OP a hypocrite? OP just posted a article on jailbreaking is evil, doesn't mean he/she agrees with it
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    lol, This just adds to the fact that Trend Micro is crap.
  10. mitchell209

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    It was never illegal...

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