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12-08-2008, 09:30 AM #1"Jailbreak iPhone Users are Idiotic"
saw this article today about securing your iphone.
8 Easy Steps to iPhone Security
here is the tidbit about jailbreaking:
5. Don't jailbreak your iPhone. The iPhone jailbreak process purposely disarms the mechanisms that Apple created to protect your data. With App Store, a trusted party tests and vouches for the software, and Apple can trigger an uninstall of an app if a risk is discovered later. The protections offered by open source projects --multiple contributors, readily viewable code, and a central location for comments and fixes -- don't exist in the jailbreak world. I'll grant that jailbreaking an iPod Touch or a retired iPhone can be good fun. Relying on a jailbroken iPhone as your primary mobile device is idiotic.
It's so quick and easy to jailbreak an iPhone that it takes a minimum of social engineering to trick a trusting user into bypassing Apple's built-in guard against modified firmware. It's a simple sell: By holding down one key while clicking Restore, you don't waste time waiting for new firmware to download from Apple. Don't fall for it. Always download firmware directly from Apple.iPhone 4 / 4.3.1 / redsn0w
12-08-2008, 02:35 PM #2
they have a bit of a point but if you're a savvy jailbreak user you will only install the apps that you have researched well and others have put through their paces. i only stick to a select few namely: sbsettings, backgrounder (barely used) and bite SMS.
12-08-2008, 03:07 PM #3
This said, given how most people do not research in the same way, then complain, I don't fault Apple (or other companies) who attempt to protect people from themselves. They are in fact protecting themselves.
12-08-2008, 03:20 PM #4
If it weren't for jailbreak I would have been bored of this phone a long time ago.