The largest repository of all, BigBoss has allegedly been hacked into by an unknown group, ultimately allowing all paid apps to be downloaded free of charge. As well as that, the hackers have created a new repository called ripBigBoss with all of the BigBoss packages included.
Image : RipBigBoss Jailbreak iPhone
According to a report, which alleges the hack, the proof.log of the packages on the hackers’ repo shows that they are using the original MD5 sums. The ripBigBoss repo was motivated by Saurik’s Competition vs Community and they are also promoting two hashtags – #WhichSideAreYouOn and #SupportTheCompetition.
Although the proof logs show the proper MD5 sums, the recommendation at the moment is to stay away from the BigBoss repo until it is fixed and not to use the ripBigBoss repo. Firstly, downloading paid apps for free is piracy and that is something neither we nor the jailbreak developers condone. Secondly, there is no guarantee that you are not downloading malware.
Link : How to Add BigBoss Repo on Cydia [ext link]
The general thought, and that of Saurik, seems to be that there is no malware in the original BigBoss repository as each package has been cryptographically verified. Examination of the package index does not show any undue changes and as such, there is a good chance that the source is clean. The same may not be true of the new repository though.
Steps to Add and Download from RipBigBoss Repo :
Step 1 : First add the Ripbigboss repo on your jailbroken iPhone . The repo source url is http://apt.ripbigboss.com/repofiles/ as shown in the image below
Step 2 : Go to the RipBigBoss repo source on Cydia as shown in the image below
Step 3 : Search and select the app you want to download
The BigBoss repository is the original and the biggest storage place for the largest number of apps, tweaks, mods and themes found on Cydia. It is the go-to source for most users, especially those who are new to Jailbreaking, as it contains everything needed to get started. The reason that some of the tweaks require payment is partly as a recognition of the hard work the developer has put in and partly to allow development of jailbreaks to be kept up.
Have you been caught out with the new repository yet or have you stayed away from it ?