NEWS FROM THE LAB - Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Trojan Software for iPhone Posted by Jarno @ 08:57 GMT

Over the weekend we received reports of a malicious software package created for unlocked iPhones.

The trojan installation package contains false application installation information that causes legitimate third party applications to be removed if the trojan is uninstalled from the iPhone.

The first warnings about the trojan were published on the following site: http://www.modmyi.com/
Thread: http://www.modmyi.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24323

Web sites hosting the malicious package were taken offline soon after the discovery of the low-risk threat.

Hopefully this serves as a warning for those who have opened their iPhones using a security hole in the system and then installing unverified software without a second thought to what they are doing.

This time it was an 11-year-old kid playing with XML files who created the trojan. Next time it might be someone else with more skills and with specific target.