This post is part two of a three-part series about mobile security. Today's post will discuss the execution of apps on jailbroken devices. Yesterday, we described some vulnerabilities in iOS web browsers. Tomorrow, we'll explore detecting jailbroken devices.
- “App cannot run on jailbroken devices”
- “This version of [app name] only runs on unmodified OS versions”
- “This app cannot run on a jailbroken device”
Three different messages but they say the same thing: the app will not execute on a jailbroken device. The question is though, is it a good idea for developers to block execution on jailbroken or rooted devices?