iPhone users who have jailbroken their iPhones are starting to find out all the protection was for something after all! There have been several viruses seen in the wild. From rick rolling your wallpaper to charging you money to fix your iPhone!
Everyone loves a good Rick Roll (not)!
Note this worm can only infect your phone if you have left the default ‘alpine’ password, so is fairly low security risk. Created by Australian hacker ‘ikee’.
All your iPhones are belong to us
Created by a Dutch hacker this hack will display a message on your iPhone and direct you to doiop.com/iHacked where you were prompted for to make a 5 euro payment via Paypal. Apparently he later added the fix to the site for free after his Paypal was shutdown. A recent check of the site reveals http://doiop.com/ (a url shortener) have removed the shortcut for “SPAM, PHISHING, AND/OR ABUSE”. You can now access the fix for free at http://mr09.fileave.com/
Both these hacks exploit the default password, so if you have jailbroken your iPhone we strongly suggest you change the SSH password if you haven’t already. Of course if you haven’t modified your iPhone you have nothing to worry about in either case.