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Benefits of Jailbreaking iOS Devices: viaTalks Episode 7 with Katie Strzempka

Presented on August 9, 2014

Why jailbreak?

Jailbreaking is a method that is used to get escalated privileges on iOS devices (similar to rooting on Android). The additional privileges allow deeper analysis of both the device and its applications, and increases the possibilities for data recovery. Additionally, escalated privileges increase the user’s ability to conduct a security analysis of third party applications.

How do I use it safely?

Although there are benefits to jailbreaking, it is important to be understand common pitfalls. For example, on newer iOS models, jailbreak tools may fail and force the device into a recovery loop. There are occasions where jailbreaking has contaminated user data, bringing its forensic integrity into question. Luckily, just as iOS is regularly updated, jailbreaking techniques also change over time to compensate for these concerns.