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New iOS app can detect malware and tell if you’re jailbroken

A pretty interesting new app popped up on the App Store a few days ago called System and Security Info. The app shows detailed information about your device and running apps from a security standpoint. It can monitor memory and disk usage, show a list of processes and among other information, it can detect malware and other anomalies. More after the jump.

Former jailbreak contributor, Stefan Esser (aka i0n1c) had a hand in the project, in fact, he penned the app announcement blog post.

As a company known for iOS kernel and jailbreaking research SektionEins is from time to time asked by concerned iPhone users to determine if their device got hacked or secretly jailbroken to gather information about them. To find this out with a high level of certainty we have to utilize private jailbreak exploits, because Apple locks down iOS devices from both defenders and attackers, which proves to be more often a problem for defenders than for the attackers. This is a costly process. We therefore wanted to provide the public with a low cost solution that allows to find out if someone used one of the public jailbreak or a customized version to hack and backdoor your device. System and Security Info therefore runs a number of tests to determine if it can find artefacts of one of the known jailbreaks and runs further generic tests to determine if e.g. the code signing functionality seems to be still working or not.


Features of System and Security Info:

  • CPU usage
  • Memory usage
  • Disk usage
  • Process list
  • Inspect running apps
  • Jailbreak detection
  • Security anomaly detection
  • Malware detection

More information on the app can be found here.

System and Security Info can be had for $0.99 (limited-time price)


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