What is Jailbreaking?

Jailbreaking a digital device is presented as a way to expand its capabilities. But doing so also limits your ability to protect yourself online.

Sophisticated electronic devices, such as mobile phones or gaming consoles, come with an abundance of great features and capabilities. And manufacturers build in software restrictions to prevent unauthorized tampering with their operating systems.

But people often like to get into a device’s operating system and install third-party software to expand the devices capabilities. This is jailbreaking a device — freeing users from the “jail” of limitations. However, this action may open security vulnerabilities which can lead to malware infection.

The best way to protect yourself from malware is to use electronic devices as they’re intended. Developers carefully design device security and jailbreaking can undo that critical work and expose your devices and you to dangers.

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