But it only affects jailbroken devices running apps that haven't been approved by Apple

iPhone attacked by worm down under

A new virus, dubbed the ikee worm, is breaking into iPhones, changing lock screen wallpaper to an image of 80s pop star Rick Astley with the message "ikee is never going to give you up".

It’s the biggest hit Rick Astley has had for 20 years.

According security specialist Sophos the worm is confined to Australia, and is capable of breaking into jailbroken iPhones if owners have not changed the default password (alpine) after installing SSH.

Once in place, the worm attempts to find other iPhones on the network that are similarly vulnerable, and installs itself again.

Further information on the matter can be found on Mobile Entertainment

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