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    Iphone Worm

    hey everyone,
    just a heads up, I was on the bbc website and came across this article about a new worm that may become widespread for jailbroken iphones:

    news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm

    peeps might want to start securing their phones asap:

    redmondpie.com/how…84/

    The following guide assumes that you have a jailbroken iPhone with OpenSSH installed.

    The virus is able to access any of your files and also personal information. Apparently the only way to stop this is too change your password using mobileterminal which is located on cydia.

    hopefully that should solve the problem!! I'm going to keep searching google for the moment to make sure there is nothing else!!

    Cagwell

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    It's a worm, not a virus. Only affects users that have jailbroke their device anyway. Best thing to do IMO is to download SBSettings, and then just disable ssh when you are not using it

    Old News, and I would take everything the Beeb has to say on its technology page with a pinch of salt, its usually highly inaccurate.

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    matt3454;6935626

    It's a worm, not a virus. Only affects users that have jailbroke their … It's a worm, not a virus. Only affects users that have jailbroke their device anyway. Best thing to do IMO is to download SBSettings, and then just disable ssh when you are not using it



    I read that all over and still wrote virus rather than worm...doh!! edited the description. Will try that the now, cheers dude:thumbsup:

    I wouldn't worry about it as well, I don't think the worm ever got outside of australia.

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    matt3454;6935684

    I wouldn't worry about it as well, I don't think the worm ever got … I wouldn't worry about it as well, I don't think the worm ever got outside of australia.



    Might not have gotten out of australia, but it wont stop someone else from making more worms to spread onto your iphone undetected
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