If you jailbreak your iOS device, beware shady tweaks that are looking to steal your iCloud login credentials. Chinese security website WooYun reports that some 220,000 iCloud email addresses and passwords have been stolen by jailbreak tweaks so far.
Cybersecurity firm “Hacking Team” has itself become the victim of a hack this week, and documents posted online reveal many of the services it offered to those who were willing to pay up — including governments. One of them, priced at $55,000, was snooping on jailbroken iOS devices.
Later this month, the Copyright Office will hold its triennial 1201 rulemaking hearings, and one of the topics on the agenda is jailbreaking smartphones and other gadgets. Cydia creator Jay Freeman will be there to fight for our right to jailbreak, but you can pledge your support by signing the petition put together by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
JailbreakCon 2015, also known as the Worldwide Jailbreak Con, will kick off on Saturday, June 20, in San Francisco. The two-day event gives attendees the opportunity to learn more about jailbreaking, with workshops, presentations, and lots more.
Since releasing its first jailbreak last June, the Pangu jailbreak team from China has been the subject of criticism from other members of the hacking community. Now, in a lengthy post on their blog, the team has addressed some of the “vilification” it has received.
Famed iOS hackers Comex, Chronic, P0sixninja, and Pimskeks are to appear at the Mobile Security Summit in Beijing later this month, it has been confirmed. All four will host keynotes during the one-day event, which is being organized by TaiG, the team responsible for jailbreaking iOS 8.1.1 and iOS 8.1.2.
Apple has repeatedly advised users against jailbreaking their iOS devices, and in its Retail Store Purchase Policy, the company reiterates this point, emphatically asking users to stay away from “jail-breaking”.
Continuing its fight to keep jailbreaking legal, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a petition with the Librarian of Congress and the Copyright Office to extend the exemption for jailbreaking under DMCA.
Yesterday, a research paper brought to light a new malware called ‘WireLurker’ that is infecting iOS devices and Macs in China. The malware can infect both jailbroken and non-jailbroken devices when connected to an infected Mac through USB.
The Pangu team released their iOS 8 – iOS 8.1 jailbreak last week, but did so in a hurry, which meant that Cydia wasn’t available right away. While saurik made Cydia available quickly, it had to be manually installed.