Diagnose and Protect Your iPhone from Worms

Ikee - diagnose and protect your iphone from wormsThere’s been a lot of talk about malicious software on jailbroken iPhones lately, but if you haven’t been paying close attention, tech site Network World has a breakdown of the worms running wild and how to eradicate them from your device.

As of right now, there are a total of three known iPhone worms, some more harmful than others. You’re only vulnerable if you’ve jailbroken your iPhone and enabled SSH without changing the default password, though, so if you’re still running on factory settings, fear not. If you do fall into the jailbreaker crowd, though, read on to make sure you’re not infected, and then scroll to the bottom for steps on how to re-secure your device.

The first worm is the Ikee worm, which merely changes your wallpaper to a picture of Rick Astley (of Rickroll-meme fame). If you’re familiar with Rickrolling, you may proceed to feel embarrassed. It’s pretty easy to tell if you have this worm, unless your wallpaper was already a picture of Rick Astley, in which case check the top of the wallpaper, which, if installed by the worm, says “Ikee is never going to give you up.”

The other two worms (the first called iPhone/Privacy.A and the second being unnamed at the moment) are more dangerous, as they collect personal information from your iPhone. If you have the second, unnamed worm, it will direct Dutch bank customers to a fake phishing site in hopes of collecting your bank information. An infection of the unnamed worm exhibits low battery life as a symptom, as it’s running a background process to spread itself to other iPhones via WiFi. It also changes your default SSH password to keep you from easily deleting it.

The iPhone/Privacy.A worm is harder to detect, as it doesn’t leave anything on the iPhone itself—it uses computers to steal information from iPhones connected to nearby wireless networks. You should, however, have no problem identifying if it’s made its way to your computer as long as you have antivirus software (and yes, you’re vulnerable even if you’re running OS X or Linux, so pick up some antivirus software to make sure you aren’t spreading this stuff around!).

If you think you may be infected, hit the link to get directions on how to remove them from your device. Also, whether you have a worm or not, make sure you protect yourself by changing your iPhone’s default root password. It also might be a good idea to install SBSettings from Cydia so you can turn SSH off when you don’t need it—no sense in having your iPhone more vulnerable than it needs to be.

De-Worm Your iPhone [Network World]
Send an email to Whitson Gordon, the author of this post, at whitson@lifehacker.com.

:: Lagu sejenak – dari Sujiwo Tedjo ::

Lagu ini sudah cukup lama, tapi gara-gara seorang kawan yang bernama Sri, jadi tergugah untuk mencari lebih lanjut tentang lagu ini, ternyata yang menggubah lagu ini adalah Sujiwo Tedjo. Menakjubkan…
Silahkan dinikmati (hanya liriknya) saja…

Song : “Minggat”
Artist : “Sujiwo Tedjo”

Kapan Kowe Bali
Kowe Lungo Ora Pamit Aku
Jarene Neng Pasar Pamit Tuku Trasi
Nganti Saiki Kowe Ora Bali

Opo Kowe Lali
Janjine Sehidup Semati
aku Ora Nyono Kowe Arep Lungo
Loro Atiku Atiku Loro

Ndang Balio Sri
Ndang Balio
aku Loro Mikir Kowe Ono Ngendi
Tego Temen Kowe Minggat Niggal Aku

Yen Pancene Sri
Kowe Eleng Aku
Ndang Balio aku Kangen Setengah Mati

Kapan Kowe Bali
Kowe Lungo Ora Pamit Aku
Jarene Neng Pasar Pamit Tuku Trasi
Nganti Saiki Kowe Ora Bali

Ndang Balio Sri
Ndang Balio
aku Loro Mikir Kowe Ono Ngendi
Tego Temen Kowe Minggat Niggal Aku

Ari Mogi

:: Play Nethack ::

By Francisco Rangel
(To the tune of Paint It Black by The Rolling Stones)

I see a red D and I want to play nethack
Go down to Gehennom and bring the trinket back
I see the grid bugs bite, the Kop runs with a hose
I light my magic lamp and so the darkness goes

Drop stuff on altars but they’re cursed so they glow black
I stash my scrolls and potions in an oilskin sack
I see corpses all around, I’ll eat them right away
Hope I get intrinsics, hope my god will let me pray

Sit on a throne and get to genocide some L’s
The Oracle will speak, and the shopkeeper sells
Get a prize from Sokoban and then on to clear the quest
Kill Medusa, find the castle, open up that chest

The Valley of the Dead, and David’s Treasure Zoo
I’ll visit Vlad and get the Candelabrum too
If I look hard enough for the vibrating square
I’ll kill the wizard, get the Book, and I’ll be there

I’ll get the amulet and make a run for it
With demons on my tail, I hope I don’t get hit
Go through the planes and reach the altars at the end
I’ll sacrifice the amulet and I’ll ascend

I wanna beat this game, it’s so hard, cannot save, can’t restart
I’ll go to Gehennom, with my pet by my side
Don’t eat the food that’s tainted, tainted, tainted, or you’ll die, yeah!

:: Seminar Nasional The Free Software Movement and GNU Linux Operating System ::

Richard Matthew Stallman
Richard Mathew Stallman as known as RMS is an American Software Freedom Activist would come to Bali on 1 until 7 November 2009 after his last visiting to indonesia on 2004. RMS also known as founder of GNU project. The name “GNU” is a recursive acronym for “GNU’s Not Unix!”; it is pronounced g-noo, as one syllable with no vowel sound between the g and the n.The GNU Project was launched in 1984 to develop a complete Unix-like operating system which is free software: the GNU system. At GNU.org you can found some explanation about Free Software. Free software is about a Liberty TO USE the software not about the prices.

In visiting to Indonesia RMS will give speech to an event before Global Conference on Open Source (GCOS) which will be attended at Jakarta. RMS would not give speech on GCOS because there are some different about Free Software which introduced by RMS and Open Source Software. As the first computer science department in University of Udayana, we don’t want to miss this opportunity. Becouse we see Indonesia as a developed country need some breakthrough to develop our IT infrasturcture and the movement of Free Software wich is introduced by RMS can be the one solution for us. Hopefully as the young computer science department , we can learn much more about Free Software Movement directly from the founder.

After made some contacts with RMS, he is agreed to give some speech at Udayana University. Hopefully RMS can give two speech about Free Software Movement and GNU /LINUX Operating System so we can take full advantage of the RMS’s visit.