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PostSubject: Virus targets Jailbroken iPhones   Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:18 pm

HACKERS have built a virus that attacks Apple's iPhone by secretly taking control of the devices via their internet connections, security experts say.

The virus has been detected in the Netherlands and can only attack iPhones whose users have disabled some pre-installed security features, according to analysts monitoring the progress of the virus, known as the Duh Worm.

The hackers are trying to use the virus to obtain passwords to banking sites, according to Graham Cluley, a researcher with anti-virus software maker Sophos.

When an iPhone user tries to access a bank website, the Duh Worm directs the browser to a look-a-like site controlled by the hackers, Mr Cluley said.

Read more at http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,28348,26392727-5014239,00.html
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