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  • New Jailbreak and Malware Detection App Tells You If Your iPhone Was Secretly Hacked
    Have you ever wondered whether your iPhone has secretly been hacked or Jailbroken to install spyware to get information from you, well Stefan Esser has the answer for you and it's called "System and Security Info".


    Stefan Esser, a well-known hacker and researcher has released a new app called "System and Security Info" that allows you to detect if you iDevice has been jailbroken or has other problems.


    As a company known for iOS kernel and jailbreaking research SektionEins is from time to time asked by concerned iPhone user’s if we can determine if their device got hacked or secretly jailbroken to gather information about them. To find this out with a high level of certainty we have to utilize private jailbreak exploits, because Apple locks down iOS devices from both defenders and attackers, which proves to be more often a problem for defenders than for the attackers. This is a costly process. We therefore wanted to provide the public with a low cost solution that allows to find out if someone used one of the public jailbreak or a customized version to hack and backdoor your device. System and Security Info therefore runs a number of tests to determine if it can find artefacts of one of the known jailbreaks and runs further generic tests to determine if e.g. the code signing functionality seems to be still working or not.
    - Stefan Esser

    The app gives you information about the device such as CPU reading, memory usage, process listing and disk usage. Stefan Esser claims that it is the only available app in the App Store that is capable of showing a list of the runnning processes in iOS 9.

    All other system information tools showing the list of running processes ceased to work in iOS 9 because Apple hardened the sandbox to not allow access to querying information about running processes anymore. According to a talk during WWDC 2015 they did this to stop other applications from gathering information about other applications installed on a user’s system.

    See https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2015/703/ “App Detection” starting at 08:34
    During this talk they discuss several APIs used to gather information about processes currently running on your system (around 12:12 in the video) and claimed to have fixed them. However as so often Apple has only partially fixed the problems they claim to have fixed. Therefore they have actually never stopped malicious applications from gathering information about what other applications run currently on your device, but only removed access to detail information that is only relevant for harmless system information tools anyway.

    System and Security Info is therefore still able to show the list of running processes and enriches this list with information from the codesigning information including the list of entitlements running processes have.


    He also clarifies that the information gathered from the device is stored locally and not uploaded to servers. Jailbreakers don’t need to know if their device is jailbroken, but the “System and Security Info” app will come in handy for people who are worried that their iPhone is compromised. The malware detection feature can also be very useful if someone gains unauthorized access to your jailbroken iPhone, and installs a malware.

    It is surprising to see that the app has made it in to the AppStore.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New Jailbreak and Malware Detection App Tells You If Your iPhone Was Secretly Hacked started by Caiden Spencer View original post
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Of course the only security app that gets approved is the one that might suggest a jailbreak is malware.
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      It's $0.99 System and Security Info by SektionEins GmbH
      https://appsto.re/us/TmEAab.i
    1. HovikGas's Avatar
      HovikGas -
      I've actually been getting random ads popping up in every app I use (i.e. not regular ads like while browsing in Safari). They take up the whole screen, and sometimes I can't even close them, which forces me to reboot. Has anyone else experienced this? Any idea what might be the cause? I can't restore, because there's no way I'm losing my jailbreak. I'm also not willing to risk Cydia Impactor, as it hasn't been fully updated for iOS 9... Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
    1. xushi's Avatar
      xushi -
      Show me the source code otherwise I won't believe this app in itself will install a secret malware or backdoor.
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by xushi View Post
      Show me the source code otherwise I won't believe this app in itself will install a secret malware or backdoor.
      I mean, it’s by Stephen Esser, one of the most respected members of the jailbreak community and has literally no more access than any other app on the app store. Do you demand the source code for every single app you download?
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by HovikGas View Post
      I've actually been getting random ads popping up in every app I use (i.e. not regular ads like while browsing in Safari). They take up the whole screen, and sometimes I can't even close them, which forces me to reboot. Has anyone else experienced this? Any idea what might be the cause? I can't restore, because there's no way I'm losing my jailbreak. I'm also not willing to risk Cydia Impactor, as it hasn't been fully updated for iOS 9... Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
      You don't happen to have any pirate apps? Those are the biggest culprits.
    1. rodnutz's Avatar
      rodnutz -
      Quote Originally Posted by HovikGas View Post
      I've actually been getting random ads popping up in every app I use (i.e. not regular ads like while browsing in Safari). They take up the whole screen, and sometimes I can't even close them, which forces me to reboot. Has anyone else experienced this? Any idea what might be the cause? I can't restore, because there's no way I'm losing my jailbreak. I'm also not willing to risk Cydia Impactor, as it hasn't been fully updated for iOS 9... Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
      Must have a some kind of pirate software install. Stay awake from those things. They seriously hijack your phone.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      I have like 6 anomalies lol but they are all jailbreak related
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Please don't post the names of pirate apps, as it's against the rules.
    1. mazzanic's Avatar
      mazzanic -
      Quote Originally Posted by HovikGas View Post
      I've actually been getting random ads popping up in every app I use (i.e. not regular ads like while browsing in Safari). They take up the whole screen, and sometimes I can't even close them, which forces me to reboot. Has anyone else experienced this? Any idea what might be the cause? I can't restore, because there's no way I'm losing my jailbreak. I'm also not willing to risk Cydia Impactor, as it hasn't been fully updated for iOS 9... Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
      It is the Lyft app... I removed it and no problems.. they have adware now installed on these "updated" applications.. I kept getting mobile strike ads in the middle of the night then froze my iphone 6+
    1. rodnutz's Avatar
      rodnutz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      Please don't post the names of pirate apps, as it's against the rules.
      sorry totally forgot!
    1. bbrks's Avatar
      bbrks -
      Just bought it....not bad at all, some useful information, nice UI...I had a feeling I just purchased a new Cydia tweak....I wish
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      Please don't post the names of pirate apps, as it's against the rules.
      Sorry about that.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by xushi View Post
      Show me the source code otherwise I won't believe this app in itself will install a secret malware or backdoor.
      He makes his living doing this. It would serve no purpose. Unless he is tapping into your bank account.
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      This app has been pulled from the App Store by Apple. Read new article.