A detailed analysis of the most malign in a recent spate of iPhone worms points to future mobile botnet risks. The IKee-B (Duh) iPhone worm, released in late November, exploited default root passwords on jailbroken iPhones to turn the smartphones into botnet clients under the control of a server based in Lithuania. The worm …
Key word: JAILBROKEN
When we see more than two worms on non-jailbroken iPhones, then I will worry...
Is that a DEC in your pocket?
> allowing decent internet access with what's essentially a mini-computer
A PDP-11? A Prime 50? Neither are exactly pocketable... "Mini-computer" is already a well established term, at least for us old-timers...
Right, and it's JIGGAbyte, not GIGGAbyte
and a kilobyte is 1024 bytes, not 1000!
Give me a DAMN break.
So it is a worm!
Even security experts designate it as a worm. The fanboi's are put to rest on the "it isn't a worm" argument.
That said, it does seem to be the "stupid worm", that meaning you're stupid enough to leave a default password on your phone. Kinda like leaving your Nokia with 12345 as the security code...
I think it is quite an achievement for the iphone
a phone that can spread a worm has to be commanded, certainly one of the first through an IP network, desapointing that it only uses a default setting though.
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