Remember Ikee’s first iPhone worm in the world which targeted jailbroken devices in Australia of users who didn’t change the default root password? Codenamed Ikex, the worm changed your default wallpaper with a Rick Astley picture and got you rickrolled, and besides that it didn’t pose a threat. Well, it was just a matter of time until the worm was handed to another hacker who turned it into “evil malware.” Although Ikee said that the worm was released only to get the attention of users who didn’t change their “alpine” default root password, it seems like another hacker has other plans.
The new worm is dubbed as “iPhone / Privacy.A” and it acts “in secret.” The Privacy.A iPhone worm is capable of retrieving emails, SMS, contacts, multimedia files, calendar appointments, or basically all the date your apps can record, to an untraced source. At the moment security experts do not know everything about the worm, but still they’ve rated the worm as low-risk. I wouldn’t be so sure about that, and I think Apple should make the iPhone more secure because the Cupertino-based company owes that to millions of users around the world.Read »