Hacker Takes Control of iPhones, Requests Ransom

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Manos

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If they were dumb enough to not change the root password of their jailbroken iPhones all it took was a dumb "hacker" for the apropriate audience. Next
 

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if some jerk was dumb enough to hack my iphone, the last thing i would do is pay them money. a huge problem is people decide that jailbreaking is a good idea use a simple internet guide. this is nice except they don't understand how their iphone works. this means somebody can go and scare some people into forking over a ton of money (collectively).
 

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The dudes paypal account is already suspended and he posted an apology along with instructions on how to secure the iPhone. I'm honestly surprised it's taken this long as this particular vulnerability has been documented. What I'm worried about is when someone figures out why the iGrenade blows up and if they can trigger that behavior remotely.
 

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Thats so lame. Not even a real hack. He just logged in using default passwords. This is like messing with someone's linksys router and then calling it "hacking".
 

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[citation][nom]ssalim[/nom]That's what you get from escaping jail.[/citation]
WOW, that's a nice boulder you got over your head!
 

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[citation][nom]830hobbes[/nom]"...text massages..."Do you even read your articles before publishing them?[/citation]

Is that like cyber with phones?

[citation][nom]cruiseoveride[/nom]Thats so lame. Not even a real hack. He just logged in using default passwords. This is like messing with someone's linksys router and then calling it "hacking".[/citation]

You're just envious you didn't think of it first.
 

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[citation][nom]830hobbes[/nom]"...text massages..."Do you even read your articles before publishing them?[/citation]

Aww...I thought the article was talking about a massage after securing the iPhone. Oh well.
 

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[citation][nom]rippleyhakd[/nom]CLAASSICCC.. The problem is, that if this guy, did it so easilyyyyyyy... What will be next?[/citation]

[citation][nom]Shadow703793[/nom]Wait a sec.... I thought iPhones/OSX was uncrackable!?!?!? /sarcasm[/citation]

You guys need to read the whole article. Apple's software wasn't hacked. It's only affecting iPhones that have been jailbroken. Not only that, it only affect jailbroken phones where the idiot users forgot to set the password from the default one provided...Some hack...just dumb users.
 
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