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AdThief malware infects over 75,000 jailbroken iOS devices, steals ad revenues from developers

AdThief malware infects over 75,000 jailbroken iOS devices, steals ad revenues from developers

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.

Unconfirmed: BigBoss repository may have been hacked

Unconfirmed: BigBoss repository may have been hacked

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 behind the database leak. 

iMods responds to Saurik, wants to form partnership with Cydia [updated]

iMods responds to Saurik, wants to form partnership with Cydia [updated]

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. 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. 

Cydia creator Saurik talks about ‘Competition vs. Community’

Cydia creator Saurik talks about ‘Competition vs. Community’

Cydia creator Jay Freeman, better known as “saurik,” has published a lengthy essay entitled “Competition vs. Community” on his personal blog. Freeman reflects on various topics, ranging from Cydia competitors and how Cydia is operated as a business to his personal community efforts and motivations. 

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]

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]

Jay Freeman aka Saurik, founder of Cydia has just released an essential upgrade for Cydia (v1.1.10) with new features, reorganized UI, bug fixes and an iOS 7 styled icon.

New Tweak Roundup: BlurFolders, QuickPass, ClassicWallpapers, NoCC, and Articon

New Tweak Roundup: BlurFolders, QuickPass, ClassicWallpapers, NoCC, and Articon

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.

Saurik shares the list of Jailbreaks Tweaks installed on his iPhone

Saurik shares the list of Jailbreaks Tweaks installed on his iPhone

Jay Freeman aka saurik, the founder of Cydia has shared the list jailbreak tweaks installed on his iPhone after a user requested for it on reddit.

NoAdStoreOpen: Jailbreak Tweak prevents annoying ads in Cydia from automatically opening the App Store

NoAdStoreOpen: Jailbreak Tweak prevents annoying ads in Cydia from automatically opening the App Store

One of the most annoying things of using Cydia currently are the ads that automatically open the App Store when you open a package.

If you thought you probably tapped on the ad by mistake that’s not the case.

Mobile Substrate 0.9.5000 for iOS 7 and 64-bit A7 chip released; renamed Cydia Substrate

Mobile Substrate 0.9.5000 for iOS 7 and 64-bit A7 chip released; renamed Cydia Substrate

The day all iOS 7 jailbreakers have been waiting for has finally arrived, as Jay Freeman aka saurik has just released an update for Mobile Substrate.

Mobile Substrate 0.9.5000 supports iOS 7 and 64-bit A7 chip.

Fix issues with Jailbreak Tweaks on iOS 7 by reinstalling Mobile Substrate

Fix issues with Jailbreak Tweaks on iOS 7 by reinstalling Mobile Substrate

If you’re having trouble with your iOS 7 jailbreak, where none of your tweaks are working, try this simple tip for a solution.

Update:

This workaround is no longer required as saurik has released Mobile Substrate for iOS 7 and 64-bit A7 chip called Cydia Substrate. Check this post for more details.