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Scammers offer a fake iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak tool

Published: Wed 28 Sep 2016 11:01 AM
Scammers offer a fake iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak tool
By Symantec Security Response
Symantec mobile researchers have come across a scam that takes advantage of users looking for an early jailbreak implementation. Scammers are spoofing TaiG, a popular iOS jailbreaking website, and claiming to have a beta tool that can jailbreak iOS 9.2.1, a recent version of the operating system. Users are actually led to a donation page, and receive only misleading web links on their device.
With each new iOS release, a large number of users wait eagerly for the corresponding and inevitable jailbreak solution. Although jailbreaking compromises the security of the device, users resort to it because it allows them to install a wider variety of apps—including those that are not vetted by Apple—and often uses restricted APIs.
This fake jailbreak solution is dominating the top results on Google search, using well-known jailbreaking names to fool users, and receiving referrals on Reddit threads. Symantec does not recommend jailbreaking your device.
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