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While there are plenty of security features within a phone鈥檚 operating system to protect it from hacks and malware attacks, whether your device of choice is an iOS or an Android, once it鈥檚 jailbroken all bets are off. That鈥檚 exactly what some 225,000+ iPhone users are currently experiencing, and all we鈥檝e gotta say is鈥 YIKES!

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Security company Palo Alto Networks, along with Chinese tech group WeipTech, recently uncovered a massive operating system hack affecting jailbroken iPhones that PAN calls 鈥渢he largest known Apple account theft caused by malware.鈥

Luckily for those of you that haven鈥檛 gone the jail-breaking route with your iOS device, you鈥檝e got nothing to worry about. But the ones who聽have reworked their phone鈥檚 operating system to gain access to parts of your phone鈥檚 file systems that are typically restricted with its standard system, you may want to be shaking in your boots.

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The malware, named KeyRaider, has already attacked more than 225,000 jailbroken iPhones, sharing users鈥 iTunes/App Store info 鈥 like usernames, passwords, individual iPhone unique IDs and info about iPhone owners鈥 App Store purchases 鈥 while simultaneously preventing owners from recovering their iPhones altogether. Womp, womp, womp.

Along with stealing all of this private info, the hackers are sharing it with the Internet, allowing anyone to use it for iTunes/App Store purchases of their own.

Basically, jailbroken iPhones can be beneficial for personalization, but it comes with a risk. So if you don鈥檛 know what you鈥檙e doing when it comes to a jailbroken phone, we鈥檇 advise just staying content with the standard聽iOS and call it a day.

Do you have a jailbroken iPhone? Are you concerned about it getting hacked? Let us know in the comments.

(Photo via Palo Alto Networks)