Another worm that attacks the iPhone has been discovered by F-Secure, the security company who found the first.
It's actions? From BBC News:
It is specifically targeting people in the Netherlands who are using
their iPhones for internet banking with Dutch online bank ING.
It redirects the bank's customers to a lookalike site with a log-in screen.
This new worm is considered more dangerous than the first as it can act like a "botnet" which allows the phone to be accessed or controlled remotely without the owner's permission.
Keep in mind that this virus/worm can spread and now that there is two, that number can rise exponentially as hackers continue to develop them. You need to protect yourself and your iPhone now! (how to steps after the fold)
To change your root password, here are the steps as outlined in Cydia:
1. Run MobileTerminal. You will see this installed as "Terminal." If it is not installed, go here to install it. Remember: your iPhone must be jailbroken in order to install this. If it is not jailbroken, the worm cannot affect you!
2. Obtain Administrator Access. Run "su root" and provide the root password. The default password as provided by Apple is "alpine". Running "cd" will shorten the prompt.
4. Change the mobile password. Run "passwd mobile" and do the same thing. This changes the regular mobile user's account password.
5. Close MobileTerminal. You're done and your jailbroken iPhone is safe!
See our other posts on the worms that have been developed for the iPhone: