Apple Scraps It's Jailbreak Detection API

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Late last week it came to our attention that Apple ditched its jailbreak detection API.

The API was introduced to iOS about six months ago as a service to enterprise specialists who wanted to make sure their networks weren’t being compromised by jailbroken iPhones, which can pose security risks.

Although Apple has declined to comment on why they have removed the jailbreak detection, most believe it is because it is almost impossible to keep such an API hackproof. However, this doesn’t mean there is no way to detect jail broken phones anymore. Many companies develop their own proprietary solutions for detecting jailbroken devices in their enterprise networks.

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