Mahirap na ma-hack! GCash warns vs using app on jailbroken phone

GCash has warned users against using the e-wallet on jailbroken phones, or those with modified operating systems.

The Ayala-owned e-wallet said having a jailbroken mobile device makes a user susceptible to hackers and viruses.

“Iwasan ang paggamit ng jailbroken devices para #GSafeTayo against scammers at virus,” its public advisory read.

While jailbreaking allows mobile phone users to install apps that the manufacturer wouldn’t have allowed otherwise, it carries several risks. These include voiding the phone’s warranty, exposure of malware, and reduced accuracy of location data.

Some apps may not work as intended due to changes in the phone’s processing power, storage space and battery life.