How Safe is Pangu's 9.3.3 Jailbreak Tool?

After Pangu finally released the highly-anticipated iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak, some users have come to complain that the tool is unsafe to use.

A user who goes by the nickname MacOda posted on Reddit about his negative experience with the 9.3.3 jailbreak tool. The user stated that he has been jailbreaking for several years and does not use any other risky apps on his computer or phone. He also explained that when he jailbroked his phone, he downloaded from Pangu's site.

Before, MacOda never encountering a similar security breach or any issues at all. However this time the user noticed that about one hour after he jailbroke his phone, on July 25, someone in Beijing accessed his Paypal account and sent $50 to an email account:

MacOda thinks that this experience was due to jailbreaking. He doesn't think that the hacker stole his information by accessing his phone remotely, but more likely by hacking into his PC.

According to the website, the Pangu team has released its tool to jailbreak iOS 9.2 all the way up to iOS 9.3.3. However, initially, the problem was the fact that at the time of release, the jailbreak tool was available only in Chinese.

On Friday, July 29, Pangu has also released its jailbreak tool in English. For now, the tool works only with 64-bit devices such as iPad Air 1 and 2; iPad mini 2,3 and 4; iPod Touch 6G; iPad Pro 9.7 and 12.9; iPhone 5s; iPhone SE and iPhone 6; iPhone 6 Plus. We hope that the jailbreak took in English is safe to use. No user complaints have been reported so far.

In order to unlock your Apple device using Pangu's jailbreak took you need to first download the Pangu jailbreak IPA file. The next step requires downloading Cydia Impactor that is available for Windows, OS X and Linux. In order to perform the unlocking on your Apple device you need to connect your iPod Touch, iPad or iPhone to your computer via USB.

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