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Rickroll virus attacks iPhones

The 'ikee' worm replaces the infected device's background picture with an image of Rick Astley
Written by Liam Tung, Contributing Writer on

An Australian has released a virus for the Apple iPhone, 'ikee', which replaces the infected device's background picture with an image of singer Rick Astley.

Security companies Sophos and F-Secure have issued warnings to owners of jailbroken iPhones to change root log-in passwords immediately. All iPhones are issued with the same root log-in password.

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The virus replaces the infected device's background picture with an image of Rick Astley
 

The ikee worm spreads using SSH (secure shell) protocol, which iPhones use to exchange data on a network.

For the full story, see Rickroll virus targets iPhones on ZDNet Australia.

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