[citation][nom]mbmcavoy[/nom]I don't know if that is a possible attack vector, but I'd be surprised...Anyway, this isn't an "Apple" vulnerability. It only affects those who have1) Jailbroken their iPhone to remove Apple's security provisions2) Installed SSH to allow remote access3) Failed to change the default passwords, against the advice of the jailbreaking community.In other words, the people that want their iPhone to be more like Windows are installing their own security holes...[/citation]
You mean "more like Unix" right? Since, that's what the SSH is a native component of, also what Mac OSX is built from.
It's doing nothing to make it more like Windows. Making it more like Windows would be .. well, installing an NT Kernel.
so ... lemme get this right ... you install a network app on a jailbroken iphone, forget to change the password of the network app and ATowns from Australia will change your screensaver to a pic of Rick Astley? and the fix is ... changing the for the network app on the jailbroken iphone? cmon guys. quite a stretch calling this a virus.
This would be all well and good, however it infects only jail-broken phones and therefore is only an issue for people who have subverted all the securities put in place by Apple. Claiming that this is an OS X or Apple problem is ridiculous at best.
Understood but even jail-broken Iphones run off their core kernel which is unix based. A jail-broken phone is nothing but the core with the restictions removed (most of the time). Once the malware or whatever is coded to run native on the hardware it's only a matter of time before said restrictions on non tampered phones becomes little more than an inconvinience to said malicious programmers.
[citation][nom]stravis[/nom]....Claiming that this is an OS X or Apple problem is ridiculous at best.[/citation]
Apple users claim that about Windows computers all of the time. The biggest weakness in Windows is it's users being oblivious. This is true of the Mac as well. Those who believe they are impervious are most likely to harm themselves.
[citation][nom]intesx[/nom]Apple users claim that about Windows computers all of the time. The biggest weakness in Windows is it's users being oblivious. This is true of the Mac as well. Those who believe they are impervious are most likely to harm themselves.[/citation]
+1 Well informed PC users (Windows or otherwise) know how and what to secure on their PCs. Being laid back and thinking of your invincibility has brought down some of the greatest generals, how much more of an average computer user.