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Cydia Store is turned off earlier than expected after payment error

A security issue in Cydia's app store's payment system has resulted in its developer closing it down effectively immediately. Jay Freeman, formerly known as saurik, announced the decision in a Reddit thread in response to news of vulnerability first reported by a Andrew Wiik . Wiik found that Cydia users logged into the store risked "unconcentrated cydia store purchases". However, there was no risk of any data leakage and if users were not logged in to the store they should have no reason to be affected. 19659002] Additionally, as Freeman continues to say, after more than 9 years of operation and iOS's great opportunity to adopt new features before what jailbreak developers could open, no one uses Cydia anymore: The reality is that I just wanted to close Cydia Store completely before the end of the year and considered moving the timetable after receiving the report (for the weekend); This service loses me money and it's not something I have any passion for maintaining: it was a critical part of a healthy ecosystem and it took a while to fund a small staff to maintain the ecosystem, but it cost a lot to my sanity and led a lot of people to irrationally hate me because of what constituted a purposeful misunderstanding of how profit from revenue works. […] But in view of the push from Nullpixel and Andy Wiik to do something about this tomorrow […] I have had to rethink my timelines; I have thus moved on and…

A security issue in Cydia’s app store’s payment system has resulted in its developer closing it down effectively immediately.

Jay Freeman, formerly known as saurik, announced the decision in a Reddit thread in response to news of vulnerability first reported by a Andrew Wiik . Wiik found that Cydia users logged into the store risked “unconcentrated cydia store purchases”. However, there was no risk of any data leakage and if users were not logged in to the store they should have no reason to be affected. 19659002] Additionally, as Freeman continues to say, after more than 9 years of operation and iOS’s great opportunity to adopt new features before what jailbreak developers could open, no one uses Cydia anymore:

The reality is that I just wanted to close Cydia Store completely before the end of the year and considered moving the timetable after receiving the report (for the weekend); This service loses me money and it’s not something I have any passion for maintaining: it was a critical part of a healthy ecosystem and it took a while to fund a small staff to maintain the ecosystem, but it cost a lot to my sanity and led a lot of people to irrationally hate me because of what constituted a purposeful misunderstanding of how profit from revenue works.

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But in view of the push from Nullpixel and Andy Wiik to do something about this tomorrow […] I have had to rethink my timelines; I have thus moved on and off the opportunity to buy things in Cydia, with immediate effect.

Cydia was Freeman’s most visible prong to what he sees as Apple’s brash consolidation of authority regarding its applications stores be it for iOS, macOS or otherwise.

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