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    Default First iPhone worm discovered - ikee changes wallpaper to Rick Astley photo

    This is really funny.....
    But beware for those Iphone(JB) User
    Apple iPhone owners in Australia have reported that their smartphones have been infected by a worm that has changed their wallpaper to an image of 1980s pop crooner Rick Astley.

    The worm, which could have spread to other countries although we have no confirmed reports outside Australia, is capable of breaking into jailbroken iPhones if their owners have not changed the default password after installing SSH. Once in place, the worm appears to attempt to find other iPhones on the mobile phone network that are similarly vulnerable, and installs itself again

    On each installation, the worm - written by a hacker calling themselves "ikex" - changes the lock background wallpaper to an image of Rick Astley with the message:


    http://www.sophos.com/blogs/gc/g/200...orm-discovered

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    Default Re: First iPhone worm discovered - ikee changes wallpaper to Rick Astley photo

    I think it's meant to show how dumb people are to not secure their phone.

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    Default Re: First iPhone worm discovered - ikee changes wallpaper to Rick Astley photo

    i like his songs...

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    Default Re: First iPhone worm discovered - ikee changes wallpaper to Rick Astley photo

    Only applicable to jailbreak iphone lah

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    Default Re: First iPhone worm discovered - ikee changes wallpaper to Rick Astley photo

    Quote Originally Posted by adorable View Post
    Only applicable to jailbreak iphone lah
    and if you install ssh and never change the default password..

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    Default Re: First iPhone worm discovered - ikee changes wallpaper to Rick Astley photo

    Quote Originally Posted by ITphobia View Post
    and if you install ssh and never change the default password..
    Since iPhone OS is based on OSX which is Unix, it should come with SSH by default.

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    Default Re: First iPhone worm discovered - ikee changes wallpaper to Rick Astley photo

    Quote Originally Posted by adorable View Post
    Since iPhone OS is based on OSX which is Unix, it should come with SSH by default.
    Erm, nope.. You have to install it from cydia.. SSH is not required by anyone by default, so it's stripped off by apple to reduce iphone's load...
    Last edited by ITphobia; 11th November 2009 at 07:16 PM.

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    Default Re: First iPhone worm discovered - ikee changes wallpaper to Rick Astley photo

    at first i thought this was some joke ahahaha

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