Earlier this week, we informed you guys about a new malicious software called KeyRaider that is responsible for nearly 250,00 hacked iCloud accounts. Unlike most viruses, this malware only infected those with jailbroken iPhone and iPad. Specifically, anyone that added shady repository and download pirated jailbreak tweaks are most likely to already have this malware running inside their device. From personal experiences and different research, we found that if you stay away from any illegal packages and Cydia sources, then you are safe from this.
There are several reasons why someone would want to enable the Private Browsing feature on their iPhone or iPad. Most commonly, it’s to protect themselves from advertising agencies because most browsers including our stock browser, Safari, track our data for ads purposes. Another good example would be to avoid others from violating their privacy.
The default settings in Safari store all the websites and searches that users went to and allows them to easily get access to that information just in case they close all the tabs. Last but not least, auto-fill data, this feature is somewhat helpful as it automatically enters our login credential to a website, only if you’ve done so previously.
Apple operating system is well-known for its robust security and so on rare cases we see an iPhone or iPad being hacked. In the past, there were several incidents where hackers steal revenue by injecting their scripts to iOS devices and most recently over 220,000 iCloud accounts and passwords were stolen. Just because the iPhone operating system is really good when it comes to protecting you from malicious malware, that doesn’t mean it’s unbreakable.
A recent research from Palo Alto networks has discovered a new piece of malware called KeyRaider that aims at jailbroken users and their devices. This malware allows the hackers to steal Apple’s iCloud accounts. As up to this point, statistics showed that KeyRaider has helped hackers steal over 250,000 Apple accounts. These iCloud accounts do not just based in the U.S but also in many different countries where iPhone and iPad are popular, including China, Australia, France, Germany, South Korea, Singapore, and many more.
Do you feel frustrated when you could not or forgot to check-in at memorable scenery or restaurants while you just can’t do it back date with apps like Instagram or Foursquare? Now here’s a jailbreak tweak for you.
Fake GPS is an recently released Cydia App which you can change your iPhone or iPad’s current location as per your wish. After setting a fake location with just a long hold and press on a map view, all enabled location-based apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Line, Wechat, etc on your device immediately identify and believe you are there. As per the developer, by changing your location, you can protect your location privacy, get around the location specific locks that some apps put in place to prevent you from viewing content in certain regions. Go where you have never been before, and meet people there, in a second.
Do you ever feel uncomfortable and insecure when you lend over your phone to your friends? And they used your iPhone and browse through things in apps and folders but you couldn’t have the knowledge and information on what they looked at and messed around?
Now here is the tweak that you have been locking for long. It is called Spapa developed by ToolPod. The tweak basically allows you to record, check and report on not only the apps usages since you start recording, but also folder opened which is really cool.
If you are fond of iphoneography like me, you will always find your iPhone’s storage precious especially with the basic 16GB model. It is disturbing at the moment that you find your phone running out of space when you want to take a video or some photos for some memorable moments. It is also a bad moment when you find not only insufficient space on your device but it is also running out of battery juices. To gain such visibility on storage space and battery life before you take pictures and videos with your stock Camera app, a newly released Cydia tweak called FreeSpaceCam is adding these into the Camera interface for your convenience.
Are you getting sick and bored of the play indicator on status bar as it provides no more than play or pause status of your music app? Now, A3tweaks recently released a new tweak called Arco that gives it a refreshment that it can even show where you are staying with your currently playing music.
This tweak was co-written and designed by Jack Willis (@J_W97) and well know iOS designer Sentry (@Sentry_NC). It aims at enhancing and providing a new level of usefulness of the iOS Play indicator. It adds a beautifully unobtrusive track progress indicator right on your status bar.
Everyone loves to have their privacy protected on their phone especially messages, conversations and emails. However, unless you turn off the notification from showing in the lockscreen in the iOS Settings App one by one, which is very tedious, and lock down the apps with some Cydia tweaks, it won’t be possible to prevent people from looking at the previews of push notification when the device has been waken. In addition, this is somehow blocking yourself from convenience of knowing an notification has come in, which is not very practical and making good sense.
It has been a really hard decision to upgrade a jailbroken device to iOS 7 without Cydia possible to be installed at the moment. However, thanks to many developers’ efforts, there are tons of choices available in the market that allows you to tweak your jailbroken iPhone or iPad into much alike iOS 7.
For those who are still staying devices on iOS 6 series and happy with their jailbreaks may be also eager to get iOS 7 only designs and functionalities running by installing Cydia Tweaks and Winterboard themes, here comes a new jailbreak tweaks that really transform your Notification Center into the appearance exactly the same as what is having on iOS 7, thanks to the coding from Jonas Gessner (@JonasGessner) over the pas few days.