Been there, done that.
I have been jailbreaking everything from my iPhone to my iPad â€“ hell, even my Apple TV 2 has been jailbroken.
But as Apple has improved the UI of iOS over the years, I have dropped the notion of jailbreaking my devices.
Of course, everyone who has dabbled in jailbreaking knows that there is an inherent risk of either bricking your iPhone into a nice looking albeit expensive letter weight or opening the iPhone of to exploit by nefarious online crooks.
Just Say No. To Jailbreaking.
If you enjoy customizing your iPhone, jailbreaking can be aÂ positiveÂ thing â€” although that doesnâ€™t mean it comes without risks.
According to a new report, around 225,000 Apple accounts have been stolen by malware on jailbroken iPhones, in what is claimed to be â€œone of the largest known thefts of its kind.â€ In some cases, this data was then used to make unauthorized purchases.
Named KeyRaider, the malware was installed from an unauthorized jailbreak app store. Most of the affected users live in China, which is where the malware was first discovered by aÂ Yangzhou University student earlier this summer.