Barely a week after Pangu?s release of their iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak, users began to cry about major security breaches. Reports reveal of unauthorised access mostly to social media accounts like Facebook. Some users report fraudulent transactions made on their PayPal account while others get their credit cards blocked after detecting dicey transactions.
In line with these claims, Pangu released a statement through their Twitter account saying:
?Neither we nor 25PP would be so stupid to make money by hacking users PayPal account via jailbreak tool. We hope to find the truth asap.?
Pangu also registered their official Reddit account to answer any queries about the recent breach.
Cydia?s creator, Jay Freeman, through Reddit said:
?I don’t particularly like the concept of installing the 25PP tool, as Chinese companies tend to have software that is pretty intrusive and even “combative” against competitor’s software, and in general I am concerned about the way people do signature stuff which is why I worked so hard to make Impactor be able to do all the signing and communication locally.?
He also expressed his confidence with Pangu by saying that he trusts Pangu but not sure about the Chinese version of their software. This is due to the fact that the said version is being downloaded from 25PP servers. He also claims that he is not sure whether 25PP has complete control over its server.
Freeman speculated that the breach might have been caused by other websites related to user?s internet accounts being hacked in some ways. He also said that these random attacks were too ?coincidental? and that it would be a ?dumb? move for Pangu to be attacking people rather than gaining popularity before users become suspicious.
Based on Pangu?s reputation, it is believed that the breach was cause by third-party applications by the users and not through their iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak release. Perhaps many jailbreakers will say that Pangu?s reputation is sound owing to their numerous contributions and that this issue could be avoided by using the best practices when jailbreaking your iOS device.
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