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Author Topic: Author of Ikee iPhone Worm gets job at Apple (Rick Astley, Ikee, Duh worm)  (Read 3372 times)

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The author of the world's first iPhone worm must be feeling pretty chirpy today, because he's managed to get himself a job as an iPhone application developer. 21-year-old Australian Ashley Towns, revealed that he was going to join mogeneration (What is it with companies who insist on being spelt in lowercase? Does anyone really think that looks cutting-edge anymore?) on his Twitter feed earlier today.

mogeneration (There! Look how daft that looks..) have developed a number of different iPhone apps including Lingopal, Xumii, and the kid's game Moo Shake! Funnily enough, mogeneration blogged about Ashley's worm which changed victims' iPhone wallpaper to a picture of Rick Astley a couple of weeks ago, estimating that there might be between 17,000-25,000 jailbroken iPhones in Australia, and thus potentially at risk of infection.

Despite admitting writing the Ikee iPhone worm, and personally initially infecting some 100 iPhones with the malware that could gobble up victims' data allowance, Towns has not had his collar felt by the long arm of the law.

Lets not forget that his worm not only made unauthorised modifications to the iPhones of its innocent victims (requiring a fiddly repair), and contained some elementary bugs, but it also provided the template for the more dangerous Duh worm which attempts to convert iPhones into a botnet and steal financial information.

Source/Read more on: http://www.sophos.com/blogs/gc/
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Probably Apple hire them because this "Rick Astley" worm "works" only on Unlocked (hacked) iPhones?? (at least I have that info. about this worm type)

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There is a blog site explaining how take this worm off!! it´s interesting!!

http://junqin1.blogspot.com/2009/11/ikee-iphone-worm.html

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Yeah, googdluck for the new blog and new iPhone application.

Thank you for sharing with us.

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My pleasure ;) Umm why go illegal with iPT? What are the limitations of having a non-jailbroken iPT?
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Basically, after jailbroking "you" have possibility to run "all" third-party applications on you iPT. Some of them also give you possibility to use other/all GSM Networks....

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Ohh... I get it. Oh btw I should've grabbed an iPod Touch while it was on sale on Saturday..
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Oh btw I should've grabbed an iPod Touch while it was on sale on Saturday..

Which version & price??  :)


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Which version & price??  :)

The latest generation (I think the 3rd gen?) with 64GB storage for $498 Australian Dollars. That is $451.94 US Dollars.
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buy iPod Touch 64GB - discount
« Reply #9 on: 29. November 2009., 09:07:51 »
Which version & price??  :)

The latest generation (I think the 3rd gen?) with 64GB storage for $498 Australian Dollars. That is $451.94 US Dollars.

Excellent model but price is to high, think about order by Amazon my friend  ;) : http://www.amazon.com/Apple-touch-Generation-NEWEST-MODEL/dp/B002M3SOCE

If this is same model??
 

 

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