and rooted devices will also no longer be supported by the game to help stem the number of game-hacking incidents.
Although Android users remain the main target, 2015 saw effective attacks on Apple devices as well, and iOS devices did not need to be jail-broken to be compromised.
Jail-broken devices present more opportunities for compromise and many threats are designed to take advantage of jailbroken phones.
Jail-broken Apple devices are the focus of the majority of threats and, of the 13 iOS threats documented by Symantec to date, nine can only infect jailbroken devices.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Hackers targeting jail-broken iPhones raided more than 225,000 Apple accounts, using them for app-buying sprees or to hold phones for ransom.
Jail-broken means modified to run apps not sanctioned by Apple.
Cydia repositories are locations where software for jail-broken iPhones can be found and installed.
KeyRaider targets Apple mobile devices that have been jail-broken, or modified to be able to run applications or other software not sanctioned by the California-based maker of iPhones, iPads, and iPods.
compatibility with both iOS (this version only works on jail-broken
The researcher found that all tested applications could be installed and run on jail-broken
devices, which was a security risk.
Thanks to tight regulation, the Apple App Store has been far more secure but there is always a possibility of malware being installed on a jail-broken
Apple device since jail-breaking of the device bypasses Apple's software control.