A new malware by the name of AdThief is infecting jailbroken iOS devices. The malware injects itself as a Cydia Substrate extension, and steals ad revenues from developers by swapping advertising identifiers.
We are hearing unconfirmed reports on Reddit and elsewhere this afternoon that suggest the default BigBoss repository on Cydia may have been hacked, including all paid and free packages. It appears that Cydia creator Jay Freeman’s article on “Competition vs. Community” was the motivation behindÂ the database leak.Â
The team behind iMods, an upcoming jailbreak store for iPhone and iPad, has posted an open response to Cydia creator Saurik’s article on “Competition vs. Community” from a few days ago.Â The response elaborates on how iMods is attempting to capture a different demographic than existing Cydia users, by targeting those that would not normally jailbreak their device.Â
Cydia creator Jay Freeman, better known as “saurik,” has published a lengthy essayÂ entitled “Competition vs. Community” on his personal blog. Freeman reflects on various topics,Â ranging from Cydia competitors and how Cydia is operated as a business to his personal community efforts and motivations.Â
Cydia 1.1.10 released with New features, Reorganized UI, bug fixes and an iOS 7-styled icon [Updatedx2: v1.1.12 released to fix bugs]
Tweaks are continuously being released in the jailbreak community, meaning there’s almost always something new worth finding when you open up Cydia and refresh your sources. Sometimes, exciting “big name” tweaks such as Auxo 2 are released, while other times, you might find some smaller tweaks that are equally as interesting. Here’s a roundup of some smaller tweaks that have been released recently.
NoAdStoreOpen: Jailbreak Tweak prevents annoying ads in Cydia from automatically opening the App Store
If you’re having trouble with your iOS 7 jailbreak, where none of your tweaks are working, try this simple tip for a solution.
This workaround is no longer required as saurik has released Mobile Substrate for iOS 7 and 64-bit A7 chip called Cydia Substrate. CheckÂ this postÂ for more details.