First iPhone Trojan reported

by admin January 9, 2008 at 1:13 pm

The first iPhone Trojan has been seen in the wild, according to security vendors.

The first warnings about the Trojan were posted on the iPhone modification forum, said security vendor F-Secure. When installed, the Trojan appeared to do nothing more than display the word “shoes”, according to the ModMyiFone post.

However, when a user attempted to uninstall the malicious code, the application wiped files from the /bin directory, breaking ‘Erica’s Utilities’ such as sendfile. Erica’s Utilities are a collection of command-line utilities for the iPhone, according to security vendor Symantec, which warned that the Trojan also overwrites OpenSSH, an open-source encryption protocol.

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