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iPhone worm can steal banking data

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Nov 2009 14:56 User comments (7)

iPhone worm can steal banking data It appears that the once "harmless" Jailbroken iPhone worm that was used by a teenager to Rick Roll his friends, has become a bit more malicious, stealing banking data and other personal information.
So far the worm is only affecting jailbroken iPhones in the Netherlands, running SSH, that use ING Direct for their banking needs. Although the number infected is only currently in the hundreds, the worm is spread via shared Wi-Fi so the potential is decently large especially given the increasing amount of public Wi-Fi spots.

The problem, as it was last time, is with users that do not change the default password for SSH (which is "alpine") allowing remote access to the jailbroken phone.

ING and Apple have already released warnings.

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7 user comments

123.11.2009 15:29

Oh snap

223.11.2009 16:45

i'm surprise this just happens NOW..-_-;

323.11.2009 18:36

I've always disliked Apple products, might be because I've spent 80% of my working life using a bloody Apple Mac, I detest all of Apple's products and the iPhone is a particularly loathsome example.

I'm not surprised about this report at all.

423.11.2009 23:22

Originally posted by Mombasa69:
I've always disliked Apple products, might be because I've spent 80% of my working life using a bloody Apple Mac, I detest all of Apple's products and the iPhone is a particularly loathsome example.

I'm not surprised about this report at all.
I'm not sure you can blame apple. Other than the fact that their product is so terrible that it must be jailbroken, they have not made the mistake. The mistake is shared by the users that do not change their passwords, and the programmer who failed to make an installer that forces users to change their password.

528.11.2009 22:49

I wish they would sell an Iphone that could be used with any carrier like Verizon instead of just being locked into AT&T. Then there would be no need to jailbreak the phone.

68.12.2009 0:01

bratcher - the problem with that, is Verizon uses CDMA, and ATT uses GSM, which is more popular, also using sim cards is a bit of a problem. Verizon doesn't use them.....

All BB's made have a Sim slot, and even tho most carriers will unlock them for you, CDMA equip just doesn't work on GSM systems.

78.12.2009 5:12

Originally posted by bratcher:
I wish they would sell an Iphone that could be used with any carrier like Verizon instead of just being locked into AT&T. Then there would be no need to jailbreak the phone.
AT&T has more jailbroken phones than any other network. This is because the apps cost too much, and Symbian is better anyway.


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