Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Virus for the iPhone? It’s now a reality

There’s this reported virus or a worm to be exact that’s making its way to jailbroken iPhones. It’s still very primitive and can easily be prevented but it opens the possibility of other complex virus to spread via mobile phones.


This first reported worm which is called “ikee” and created by a hacker named ikex has infected jailbroken iPhones in Australia. What it does is simply change your wallpaper to an image of Rick Astley and tries to install itself to other iPhones on the network. Very funny if you think about it but this is how computer virus started out in the 90’s, just a prank.

Only jailbroken iPhones with the default password of ‘alpine’ and with SSH installed can be infected. So if I were you, change the root password now if you have a jailbroken iPhone.


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