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I do agree, though, that visiting a page, pressing a "jailbreak" button and finding Cydia installed and running, was, to use the scientific term, slick.



In such a case what is to stop a malicious site having a "free porn" button which installs something much more nasty.

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In the case of JailbreakMe 2.0 (the exploit last year), the makers of the JB actually released a Cydia patch for that exact reason. In that instance, the JB'ed device was in that regard more secure than the stock device.

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Nothing, of course.

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In which case I'm surprised there wasn't a widespread epidemic of malware infected iOS devices.

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Because that would require someone to invest time and money in writing malware which will only ever make it on to a handful of devices and will be removed when those devices are updated.

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There are a huge number of iphones in circulation. If the malware had jailbroken privileges would it not be able to disable the update mechanism on the phone?

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