First iPhone Worm reported !

The first iPhone warm was reported in Australia which targets Jail broken phones. The worm is not that harmful, it just changes the background of your iphone to a photo of Rick Astley. But it then uses network to infect other phones.

This is only effected for those jail broken iPhone users who didnt change the default password from 'alpine' after installing SSH. If you have not jailbroken your iPhone and installed SSH, you are not affected.

Change the default password immediately if you havent changed yet and there are no worries about this worm.

Sophos lab is anaylsing this worm, they mentioned in the blog :

SophosLabs is analysing the worm's code, which suggests that at least four variants have been written so far. One of the attributes of the latest variant (labelled the "D" version) is that it tries to hide its presence by using a filepath suggestive of the Cydia application.

The source code is littered with comments from the author suggesting the worm has been written as an experiment. One of the comments berates affected users for not following instructions when installing SSH, because if they had changed the default password the worm would not have been able to infect them.

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