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iOS Jailbreak Malware & And How To Protect Your iDevice

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Today we’re getting in a topic that is rarely addressed but that is very important, that is: How you can protect yourself from the risks that come with having a Jailbroken device. The idea for making this video came after I’ve created a detailed post about this on Reddit Jailbreak community, where, for my surprise, it was very well received, which makes me think that people really do care about the security of their devices and they are really concerned about the risks that come with the ability to install absolutely anything.

On a normal iOS device, the risk is small (but never inexistent), due to various security mechanisms implemented by Apple. Here we talk about KPP (Kernel Patch Protection), which protects the kernel from being modified and panics the device should that happen. We’re also talking about CodeSign which prevents any application whose codesign isn’t valid from running (AMFI enforces the codesign checks), then we have the protected ROOT, the Sandboxing which prevents any app, malicious or not from accessing any other files than the ones created by it, thus mitigating some of the effects of a possible malware. There are many more mechanisms, but what is important is that on any Jailbroken device, no matter which version, those security measures are either disabled or tricked into skipping the checks, so the security remains the priority of the end user. Getting anything from Cydia big advantages, hence the big number of people waiting for Jailbreaks, but the bad factors should not be dismissed either: By adding a malicious repo with tweaks customized into looking appealing, you can easily offer the malware a gateway to your device. Now, of course, this is not Cydia’s fault. Cydia warns the user when a possibly dangerous repository is added, so the decision is only belonging to the user.

==Resources==
My reddit post about protecting yourself from iOS Malware:
Types of malware you can encounter on the internet:
Known iOS Malware Occurrences:
iOS Virus For Jailbroken Devices | How to Protect Your Device:

==Other Awesome Resources==
FAKE Pangu Jailbreak IPAs Warning:
HOW To SAVE Your SHSH2 Blobs Properly:
Why you should save them SHSH2 blobs:
Pangu’s Jailbreak for iOS 10.3.1 Demoed:
Myriam iOS Security App Released:

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32 Comments

  1. Unfortunately, in the last couple of months the iOS Malware has seen a significant grow, which makes you think about your safety while using your Jailbroken device. Here are some tips to follow in order to keep your jailbroken device out of unfortunate events.

  2. If I reboot my jailbroken device that has Pangu jailbreak on it and I don't run the application to re enable it, am I anyway in danger?

  3. Installed top from cydia opened Mterminal typed top in root and not root and it does nothing. I'm sure it's something simple but i have no idea.

  4. Is it strange that my device won't install some tweaks and is it because I have iOS 10.1 jailbreak because on my other device with 10.2 it installs

  5. I'm on iOS 9.3.1, me being stupid installed a package, all accidental!
    And it rebooted my device and I haven't been able to re jailbreak since, my phone gets flaming hot that I have to put it in a cold chamber or just in front of a fan 🙂
    What should I do about it now? Since I can't re jailbreak, but want to stay on the same firmware, is it still possible for me to do so?

  6. HELP MY IPAD AIR IS BROKEN I DONT KNOW WHAT HAPPENED I TURNED IT ON THEN IT MADE A STATIC NOISE AND NOW ITS JUST A BLUE SCREEN FROZEN DOING NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (PLEASE PLEASE HELP)