“The first worm to infect the Apple iPhone has been discovered spreading ‘in the wild’ in Australia,” BBC News reports.
“The self-propagating program changes the phone’s wallpaper to a picture of 80s singer Rick Astley with the message ‘ikee is never going to give you up,'” The Beeb reports. “The worm, known as ikee, only affects ‘jail-broken’ phones, where a user has removed Apple’s protection mechanisms to allow the phone to run any software.”
The Beeb reports, “Experts say the worm is not harmful but more malicious variants could follow. ‘The creator of the worm has released full source code of the four existing variants of this worm,’ wrote Mikko Hypponen of security firm F-secure.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Jailbreak at your own risk. Check out this video of a jailbroken iPhone being taken over by “ikee” via YouTube here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “JMS in TX” for the heads up.]