News Worm author given iPhone dev job

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. crazyceo

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    Hopefully he was asked to return all the illegal funds he has amassed with his skills.
     
  3. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    I don't think Rick Astley Paid him anything :eyebrow:
     
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    Erm, the phones had an open SSH server running with a default password. Anybody could have got in and caused trouble.
     
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    Cyberpower-UK Professional Overclocker

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    His job is to develop a worm that bricks jailbroken iPhones
     
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    Port scanning on the mobile network is probably quite tricky...
     
  8. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Leaving ports open with a standard password set is inviting trouble. No sympathy from me, sorry.
     
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    And he's free to hire them, sheesh. How many HAS he or his company hired?
     
  10. Blackie Chan

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    I think this has happened before. and the worm he initially released was harmless. More of a warning than malware. But certainly if it were my iPhone, I would have changed the password in the first place.
     
  11. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    I thought that was how most of these started. Someone releases a proof of concept hack and it gets glommed onto by the black-hats.

    Immoral as it may be, someday I would like to create a get-rich quick or some suc website and hire a spammer to, well, spam people about it. When the people clicked on the link, instead of stealing their information or distributing malware they would get a message telling them how stupid they are. The point of all this is I'm curious just who the people are that make spam an effective and profitable form of advertising.
     
  12. crazyceo

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    The chap gets a hansomly paid job but Gary McKinnon does nothing but access US government and military servers looking for little green men and faces 60 years in an american prison. Did he do anything but highlight to the US their security failings? Did he do it for financial gain?

    Does that sound as completely bloody stupid as I think it does?
     
  13. hrtz_Junkie

    hrtz_Junkie Controversial by Nature

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    I know i'm running the risk off commenting on something I know little about,,,but

    Surely this sort off thing is a bad idea (recruiting security proggrammer's from hacker's)

    I i was a hacker and someone say microsoft (for example) headhunted me to make windows more secure, the first thing i would do would be to create a load off back doors so when I left the job I could breake into the softwaire (or sell means to do so to other criminals)

    In the legal wourld "credibility" is everything, something that seems to so often get conveiniently forgotten as soon as money starts changing hands........

    Still thats nothing out of the ordinairy!!lol
     
  14. Makaveli

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    That would be pretty stupid Hryz Junkie, I think they would have a pretty good idea who put all those backdoors in and where to find you!

    Not to mention MS Legal vs you equals an epic fail for you!
     
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