Tool for hacking jailbroken iPhones discovered

Graham Cluley

According to The Register and others, a tool which allows hackers to break into jailbroken iPhones and steal information has been discovered.

Following closely in the footsteps of the first iPhone worm (known as Ikee) which hunted for jailbroken iPhones running SSH which were still using the default password of “alpine”, the hacking tool reportedly allows criminals to steal emails, contacts, calendars and other data stored on the device.

Sophos has not yet received a sample of the hacking tool, which was first reported by French Mac security company Intego. David Harley of ESET reports that the tool is in reality a script written in…

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, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.