The Apple Jailbreaking community was ‘semi-happy’ when Pangu released the ‘semi-tethered’ iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak recently. After releasing the Chinese version, an English version of the Apple crack came out in the open just recently.
Though it is seen as a lot different from an untethered iOS jailbreak, iPhone, iPad and iPod owners hardly had much of a choice if they wanted a working jailbreak. But the latest reports from Forbes reveals that jailbreaking fans may be getting more than what they bargained for.
Malware Infested iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak?
Downloading stuff on the web carries risks and that involves malicious files tied up to malware or spyware. As far as the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak from Pangu is concerned, hooking up mischievous malware is not entirely because the hosting site lacks the proper security measures to ward off such threats.
Some folks who have downloaded iOS 9.3.3 have posted on Reddit that their social media and personal accounts have been compromised with origins traced back to China, Taiwan and Vietnam.
The problem here is who is at fault. Is it Pangu? The hosting site 25PP? Or is it the programs used to apply the jailbreak?
Pangu is not pleased with the accusations believing that the malware may have been picked up somewhere along the way. They do value 25PP so it may all boil down to the apps like PPHelper or Cydia Impactor. The former was used for the Chinese version, while the latter was made for the English version.
9to5Mac reports that breaches were made and user accounts affected included their Facebook, Paypal and debit/credit card accounts. The evil minds behind it could be from the countries mentioned above though all that could be spoofed with proxies.
Risks Inevitable From The Beginning
From the start, people were aware of the repercussions of using an iOS jailbreak. With a lot of people looking for an iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak, such may have been the window evil souls were waiting for.
Right now, it would be best to hold off applying the semi-tethered jailbreaks until the breaches are explained. If not, Apple users will have to be held liable for their own doing.