Thursday, January 10, 2008

First iPhone Trojan horse is weak, Greeks point, laugh

Well if you’ve been telling your buds your iPhone is totally virus free and safe, ’tis time to eat your words. Seems some incompetent 11-year old kid added an app to Installer sources that lists itself as “iPhone firmware 1.1.3 prep” — we’re calling it fail.trojan — an update to Erica’s Utilities. Though not too troublesome — apparently only says “shoes” once installed — it may well be the start of a whole new bag of fun for the inspired yet bored amongst us. Removing the app damages a pile of programs in the iPhone’s bin folder like Erica’s Utilities, OpenSSH, Doom, and Launcher, though you can sort it by simply re-installing. Apparently his father’s been notified and he’s been given a harsh talking to and the site with the malicious source is now offline.

[Via CNET, image courtesy of thecampuscomic]

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