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New iPhone Worm Wants User's Bank Passwords

Posted By admin On November 23, 2009 @ 5:33 pm In All,Software | No Comments

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A second iPhone worm virus has been found by security company F-Secure. It is specifically targeting people in the Netherlands who are using their iPhones for internet banking with Dutch online bank ING.

It redirects the bank's customers to a site with a log-in screen (phishing [1]). The worm attacks "jailbroken" phones - a modification which enables the user to run non-Apple approved software on their handset. Only handsets with installed SSH (secure shell) are at risk. SSH is a file-transfer program that enables users to remotely connect to their phones. It comes with a default password, 'alpine' which should be changed.

Here is a tutorial [2] how to change the default SSH password and minimize the risk.


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[1] phishing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing

[2] tutorial: http://iphoneroot.com/secure-your-jailbroken-iphone/

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