Apple warns users against ‘jailbreaking’

Avatar By Le Williams | 2 years ago

Technology company Apple Inc. has released a warning to users regarding the unauthorized modification of iOS which may cause security vulnerabilities, instability, shortened battery life, and other issues, in a recently published article on the official website.

The article provides substantial and adverse issues experienced by customers who have made unauthorized modifications to iOS, a hacking process is often referred to as “jailbreaking”.

Most notably, Apple cautions users about the security vulnerabilities associated with jailbreaking.

Apple states, “Jailbreaking your device eliminates security layers designed to protect your personal information and your iOS device. With this security removed from your iOS device, hackers may steal your personal information, damage your device, attack your network, or introduce malware, spyware, or viruses.”

Hacked software has caused an accelerated battery drain that shortens the operation of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch on a single battery charge, according to Apple.

Services such as iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, Apple Pay, Visual Voicemail, Weather, and Stocks, have been disrupted or no longer work on the device.

Additionally, third-party apps that use the Apple Push Notification Service have had difficulty receiving notifications or received notifications that were intended for a different hacked device. Other push-based services such as iCloud and Exchange have experienced problems synchronizing data with their respective servers.

Warning users who intend to jailbreak their device, Apple added that installing any hacking software is a violation of iOS end-user software license agreement and could lead to denial of service by Apple.