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Unknown program "blackra1n", Safe?
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paul55555
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Jul 24, 2011, 01:25 PM
 
I just discovered "blackra1n" on my MacBook Pro. It was created in 2009, before I bought the system, which seems to indicate it was installed by Apple as a legit program. Wikipedia says it is a program that jailbreaks version 3.1.2 of Apple's operating system for iDevices, known as iOS. I have no idea what that means. Is blackra1n necessary for MacBook Pro operation integrity? In fact, is it even a safe program?

Thank You-Paul
     
turtle777
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Jul 24, 2011, 01:27 PM
 
A jailbreak installed by Apple ? Come on.

Did you READ the Wiki article ?
This is NOT necessary for OS X to function, you can safely delete it.

-t
     
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Jul 24, 2011, 01:30 PM
 
Apple didn't install it, it's used to jailbreak iPhone and iPod Touch, which allows users to run other applications.

If you bought your machine used, it could be left over from the previous user. If you bought it new, someone else used your machine to download it.
     
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Jul 30, 2011, 05:50 PM
 
Thanks to all for the responses. It's gone.
     
   
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