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Windows 7: Iphone Users - You've been infected

17 Nov 2009   #1
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 
Iphone Users - You've been infected

Hi all
Apple users can no longer be smug when discussing Security any more.

Because of the HUGE popularity if Apple's I-phones a worm has been discovered -- it was only a matter of time now the user base is so huge and people want FREE APPSs.

(If the Apple OS had as many users as Windows they wouldn't be so smug either -- I'll bet most Linux users on this site regualrly use root even for simple routine maintenance tasks which leaves even a Linux system open to exploitation).

Anyway have a read.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Worm attack bites at Apple iPhone

Cheers
jimbo
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17 Nov 2009   #2
Christopher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit / Ubuntu 10.04
 
 

Actually, I am going to continue to act Smug:

"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."

It only affects Jailbroken phones, so as long as you "play by the rules" you are fine. Which makes complete sense. Doing this Jailbreak will unfortunately exploit you to many things ... like worms.
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17 Nov 2009   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
I'll bet most Linux users on this site regualrly use root even for simple routine maintenance tasks which leaves even a Linux system open to exploitation.
Thats a bet I'd wager you would lose.. There is no need to use root .... sudo works just fine... We're not all numpty's Jimbo....
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