Lightning strikes again: iPhone malware gets truly malicious

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Two weeks ago I reported on Ikee, the world’s first iPhone worm which was spreading between jailbroken devices in Australia, replacing wallpaper with an image of Rick Astley.

As Chet reports on his blog, this weekend has seen the discovery of a new example of iPhone malware in the shape of a worm (dubbed “Duh” after a section of its code) that is reported to be much more malicious in intent than Ikee.

The new worm is similar to the original Ikee worm (and the recently discovered iPhone hacking tool) in so much as it only infects jailbroken iPhones, where users have installed OpenSSH and not changed the default…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.