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Norwest

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So I jailbroke my iPhone... finally. Cool.

Question: Everytime I install an app with iBrickr my firewall asks for access to the Internet for yet another time. Does this (or native apps in general) concern anyone? A iPhone native app should not require web access on my desktop PC aside from maybe the developer tracking it's use.

What is it transmitting and why? Does anyone know? Why does "Voice Recorder" when installed from iBrickr attempt web access?

Concern: How difficult would it be for a programmar like some of these people (not that I'm paranoid, just cautious) to parse, store and later download your personal info from contacts or something?

I'm removing all my sensitive info from my jailbroken phone. Did it occur to anyone that some of these hacks may also be hacking into your private email addresses, street address, phone numbers or similar? Probably not but...

You never know.
 

Tinman

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So I jailbroke my iPhone... finally. Cool.

Question: Everytime I install an app with iBrickr my firewall asks for access to the Internet for yet another time. Does this (or native apps in general) concern anyone? A iPhone native app should not require web access on my desktop PC aside from maybe the developer tracking it's use.

What is it transmitting and why? Does anyone know? Why does "Voice Recorder" when installed from iBrickr attempt web access?

Concern: How difficult would it be for a programmar like some of these people (not that I'm paranoid, just cautious) to parse, store and later download your personal info from contacts or something?

I'm removing all my sensitive info from my jailbroken phone. Did it occur to anyone that some of these hacks may also be hacking into your private email addresses, street address, phone numbers or similar? Probably not but...

You never know.
I doubt it--most of this stuff is open source (with the exception of Installer and Summerboard).

As far as iBrickr needing 'Net access, it needs to download the app list as well as the app you want to install itself. Nothing nefarious going on.


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Mike
 

Norwest

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I doubt it--most of this stuff is open source (with the exception of Installer and Summerboard).

As far as iBrickr needing 'Net access, it needs to download the app list as well as the app you want to install itself. Nothing nefarious going on.


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Mike
I know iBricker needs web access which I gave it on first launch. But everytime I go to install a new app, that app itself seems to ask my firewall for web access. I suppose the devs are getting reports of installs or similar?

I don't know. I'm probably being overly cautious.

It only takes one guy and one app (among dozens of freeware native apps and potential authors) to be "nefarious"... and download your contacts maybe? I store a few passwords in my contacts... bad idea I suppose.