The Dark Side of Jailbreaking iPhones

As you all know Jailbreaking allows iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users to download and install extensions and themes that are unavailable through the App Store. But Jailbreaking has a negative side also.

Costin Raiu, director of Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team, discusses the security risks involved with jailbreaking Apple’s iPhone. In this Q&A with Ryan Naraine, Raiu talks about the Jailbreakme.com vulnerability and exploit and the social engineering techniques used to take advantage of the popularity of jailbreaking utilities.

The discussion also touches on Android devices and some of the security ramifications of unregulated smartphone apps. Enjoy!

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

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