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First iPhone worm spreads Rick Astley wallpaper

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:25 pm
by MistyPaws
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/ ... _wallpaper

the worm, known as Ikee, is only a threat to users who have jaibroken their phones to let them run unauthorized software, security experts say.

In fact, Ikee doesn't do anything particularly bad -- it changes the victim's wallpaper to a photograph of 80s singer Rick Astley and then seeks out other phones to infect.....


oh dear Rick Astley lmaooooooo

Muppets Mashup: Beaker Sings Rick Astley
http://www.sugarjar.com/media/100191/

Re: First iPhone worm spreads Rick Astley wallpaper

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:12 pm
by SirDice
Yeah, it was a Dutch guy that wrote it ;)

The real problem is people installing openssh and not changing the default root password (alpine) and not changing the default password on the "mobile" user account. So it's a really easy way to get in and get pwned.

Over here the shit has started to hit the fan.. There are a few variants going around that doesn't rickroll your phone, instead it steals TAN codes for a Dutch banking site (they're send via text messages).

Re: First iPhone worm spreads Rick Astley wallpaper

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:11 am
by Aspman
It's gone nasty now

http://www.newsfactor.com/blog_article. ... ull_skip=1
The second malicious worm to attack jailbroken iPhones has been spotted in the wild, and is the first to directly target users' bank accounts. Called iBotnet.A by security research firm Intego, the worm tries to steal account logins from customers of popular online banking service ING Direct.