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08-08-2014, 08:41 AM #1
'panicLock' Keeps Thieves and Nosy People Out of Your Applications
It seems we always have to worry about our own security – left and right, there may be people trying to access the information on our iOS devices, and sometimes, we don't even know about it. For example, sometimes a thief or a nosy person can get ahold of your iOS device and simply start fooling around with your applications and viewing your personal information.
A new free jailbreak tweak called panicLock is now available in Cydia by iOS developer Ruslan Ardashev that allows you to easily lock down your iOS device, even when the thief or nosy person you're trying to defend against knows the passcode to get in.
This tweak is Activator-based, and when you activate it, it locks all of the applications on your iOS device (except for the Settings application) so that you can't open any of them. Your threat may be on the Home Screen, but at least they can't get into your social networking applications, Photos application, Messages application, and other applications that contain personal information within them.
The way panicLock works is simple – it's Activator-based, which means it's turned on and off using Activator. You will visit the tweak's preferences pane in the Settings application to configure an Activator action of your choice. When you invoke the Activator action, it will either enable or disable the tweak:
After you have enabled the tweak, you can simply invoke the Activator action once more to disable it.
Since you can choose an Activator action that is easy to use even when your device is locked, you can be sure that your device is safe even when you know the beholder has your passcode – for example, your nosy boyfriend or girlfriend may know how to get into your device, but once they're unable to open any applications, they'll probably give up.
Ardashev teases that a pro version of the tweak will be coming in the future with the ability to choose what applications will be locked and what applications can still be opened.
If you would like to give panicLock a try, it's available for free right now in Cydia's BigBoss repository. iOS 7 is required for the installation. Activator is a dependency for the tweak but if you don't have it already, you will need to install it manually.
Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.1.2, Activator
Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1.2
Developer: Ruslan Ardashev
Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5
08-08-2014, 09:21 AM #2
Good idea and great of the dev to make free and paid versions.
08-08-2014, 10:51 AM #3
Dev here! Thanks for the great feature, modmyi!
I've also created an instructional video located here:
08-08-2014, 10:05 PM #4
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08-08-2014, 10:37 PM #5
Been using AppLocker for ages. Works a treat. Especially the session lock feature. Why do we need another app locker?
08-09-2014, 09:32 AM #6