Apple has disabled, without explanation, a jailbreak detection API in iOS less than six months after introducing it. Device management vendors say the reasons for the decision are a mystery, but insist they can use alternatives to discover if an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad has been modified so they can load and modify applications outside of Apple’s iTunes-based App Store.

Jailbroken devices pose a serious security threat to the enterprise. Even if the end user doesn’t intend to load malware, he will be completely unaware of malware present in unauthorized apps.
Source:networkworld.com

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