Yesterday we reported about a new Cydia app called H1Siri. It was reportedly the first Cydia app that would allow you to use Siri on your iPhone 4. It led to a huge excitement among the iOS crowd and thousands jumped on without thinking and downloaded H1Siri. Before you should have downloaded H1Siri you should have given it a second thought.
When something sounds too good to be true then sometimes it is. The same goes for H1Siri. It has now been confirmed that H1Siri infringes on Apple’s codes and thus is illegal.
Well there are many things illegal on Cydia so what’s that bad about H1Siri? Well as H1Siri uses a proxy server your iPhone 4 information is sent to the hacker behind this app.
Downloading H1Siri would give the people behind this access to your SMS, email, contacts and many more.
According to developer Chpwn
Please note: if you use a proxy to access Siri, you may be sending your Email, SMS, Calendar, Contacts, Location, etc though that server.
(It’s up to you if you want to accept that risk. It’s also your choice if you want to violate copyright law to obtain the needed files.)
So basically you are giving information to some stranger who can easily use your iPhone 4 to do many things. These include sending spam, making calls and all other malicious works.
Plamoni, the developer who first showed Siri proxy demo, showed how hackers can use your iPhone 4 to send out spam to your friends in the video embedded below.
H1Siri is just an example as how public Siri proxy servers can be harmful to your iOS device. So it is recommended that you do not download H1Siri or if you have already installed on your iPhone 4, simple remove it.
One thing we should also tell you here is that the people behind H1Siri, CD-Dev Team, did not intend H1Siri to be public. It was in fact leaked out, that’s why many users experienced “connection problem” due to their servers getting hammered with the load.