Jailbroken iPhones get Rickrolled

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iphone-astley-worm.jpgThe most infamous and infamously annoying prank in web 2.0 history is getting an unwanted new lease of life as the Rickrolling phenomenon hits the iPhone.

A hacker who works under the pseudonym Ikex has created a worm that changes an iPhone’s wallpaper to a snap of British 1980’s pop star Rick Astley.

However, the “ikee” worm at present only targets specific iPhone handsets. Only iPhones that have been jail broken by their users, that have SSH installed and have “alpine” as the root password are so far affected.

There haven’t been any reported infections outside of Australia yet, but we’ll keep you posted if any do roll out.

Via: PMP Today

Gerald Lynch
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