IPHONE users get Rickrolled by virus…another reason to hate the IPHONE
December 14, 2009
IPHONE are usually for hipsters, which makes it unappealing. Plus, I want an actual keyboard to do my typing/texting my many jumpoffs…Another reason to hate on the IPHONE.
The first real-world iPhone cyber-attack has shown its face. And that face belongs to 1980s pop star Rick Astley.
Over the weekend, researchers at cybersecurity firms Sophos and F-Secure detected the world’s first active iPhone worm, spreading among Apple smart phone users in Australia. Only users who have “jailbroken” their phones — altered them to run applications not authorized by Apple — are vulnerable, and among those, only those who failed to change their default password for a secure shell (SSH) application that allows file transfers between smart phones.