Malware steals 225,000 Apple logins from jailbroken iPhones

September 1, 2015


Jailbreaking your iPhone can give you the ability to add in extra features and more functionality, but it can also make your phone more vulnerable to malware. One newly-discovered strain of malware has already affected some people with jailbroken iPhones, stealing the account credentials for more than 225,000 Apple IDs.

The malware, called KeyRaider, finds its way onto your device via apps you’ve installed through Cydia, a popular third-party app store that often offers tools only compatible with jailbroken devices. KeyRaider has infected devices in a wide range of countries, including China, the UK, the United States, Canada, Australia and Russia.

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