Evad3rs Remotely Disable Installation of TaiG in Evasi0n7 Jailbreak

TaiG

Yesterday’s iOS 7 jailbreak by @evad3rs was found to contain a pirated App Store specifically for Chinese users referred to as ‘TaiG’, containing cracked versions of apps and games offered in the original App Store. While the team of jailbreaks issued a letter explaining the security and privacy issues with Evasi0n7 shortly after its release, they have now announced that they are going to disable the default installation of TaiG in China.

 

The team noted in their letter yesterday that they do not believe it is right for developers to not get paid for their work. In their agreement with Taig, they contractually stopped them from having any form of pirated software in their store. And now, as the jailbreakers continue to monitor and resolve the issue, they have decided to disable the installation of TaiG for Chinese users till further notice.

Jay Freeman (@Saurik), who was the first to highlight the Evasi0n7 iOS 7 jailbreak includes a pirated App Store, has revealed in a tweet posted earlier today that he had known about TaiG for over 2 months, and that he had warned @evad3rs that this would lead to piracy.

 

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  • Stefan Vasiljevic

    In the end people will end up getting some kind of pirated app store anyway. When your iPhone is ‘FREE’ there is no way of stopping that kind of software being installed on the device.
    The point here is that they should not include pirated app store with their jailbreak, it makes them look bad, and I think that they can be sued by Apple (Just guessing).

    For me the most important thing about JB is that it doesn’t open any holes for potential viruses. If you are to install tweaks from an untrusted store, then that could potentially harm your iPhone and you. I hope Cydia is secure, but I guess, we will never know.