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So what do you guys think? Is this legit?
Sorta. They are basically probing for telltale signs that an iOS device has been jailbroken, which is also done by a lot of streaming video services too.

unfortunately if a device really is jailbroken they can also lie to the app and fool it into thinking it’s legitimate.

just like a PC with UEFI secure boot enabled, you can always erase install the device with a clean OS then restore your data from backup to get your device back to a known clean state. So in that sense I don’t see the point of the app as a security tool.
 
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Sorta. They are basically probing for telltale signs that an iOS device has been jailbroken, which is also done by a lot of streaming video services too.
I'm not questioning it happens but I doubt it happens a lot, are you effectively referring to the Google study as of about one month ago ?
 
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I'm not questioning it happens but I doubt it happens a lot, are you effectively referring to the Google study as of about one month ago ?
Not in particular, no, this has been something happening for many years now. The most common technique is to attempt to exec /bin/bash or something like that, which is disallowed in iOS but frequently allowed in a jailbroken system. Some also try to execute code without signatures but that sometimes gets flagged during app review.

this is most common with cable and satellite TV mobile streaming apps. Heck even Pokémon Go has jailbreak detection.
 
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Not in particular, no, this has been something happening for many years now. The most common technique is to attempt to exec /bin/bash or something like that, which is disallowed in iOS but frequently allowed in a jailbroken system. Some also try to execute code without signatures but that sometimes gets flagged during app review.

this is most common with cable and satellite TV mobile streaming apps. Heck even Pokémon Go has jailbreak detection.
Ah you meant that the streaming services are probing for jailbroken devices - I thought you meant that streaming services were remotely jailbreaking the devices, which I while entirely possible is not something that happens a lot.
 

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Ah you meant that the streaming services are probing for jailbroken devices - I thought you meant that streaming services were remotely jailbreaking the devices, which I while entirely possible is not something that happens a lot.
Lol the former and definitely not the latter! Ahaha.
 
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