A few days ago we informed you about the KeyRaider malware that is infecting jailbroken devices and is relatively spread by those downloading jailbreak tweaks from less than credible sources. While it’s challenging to have too much sympathy for any individual caught out due to the fact that they were taking tweaks, it isn’t really any fun for anyone to have their iOS device held to ransom by a hacker. And that’s exacly what is taking place to a few of the people impacted by KeyRaider.

KeyRaider likewise went about taking the Apple IDs of those impacted, which at least offered people a way to check whether they were affected after Palo Alto Networks and WeipTech developed a web device which enabled users to enter their Apple ID e-mail address in order to see if it was compromised. That’s terrific, however would not it are better if you could check your devices for the root of the problem, KeyRaider itself, and after that eliminate it?

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That’s exactly what a brand-new jailbreak tweak is making possible. Published initially on Reddit, DylibSearch app is presently in beta and while it can scan all of the.dylib files in an iOS device’s MobileSubstrate folder for recognized strings relating to KeyRaider, it cannot yet delete them. That suggests it’s delegated to you, the user, to do the cleanup utilizing an app like iFile to erase the afflicted files. Still, it’s much better than nothing, that’s for sure!

Here’s how you set up DylibSearch.

  1. Add the following repository to Cydia: http://wolfposd.github.io/
  2. Set up DylibSearch and launch it.

You’ll be revealed green checkmarks for files that are fine and red crosses for those that aren’t following the automatic scan, as shown in the image below.


If you get red crosses for files it implies your device is infected with KeyRaider. Make note of these file names. Set up a file management app like iFile on your device from Cydia. Navigate to / Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries folder and discover the files listed by DylibSearch here and erase them.

The tweak’s developer has also made its source code readily available, ought to you wish to poke around.

And remember folks, keep yourself safe. It’s a jungle out there.

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