In continuation from our last post, here is yet another development which took place in the last few days when some jailbroken iPhone users found their home screen background a little different than it was last seen by them. If your jailbroken iPhone has changed its background automatically to that of Rick Astley (some 80's singer) with the words "ikee is never going to give you up", then you are most likely a victim of ikee virus which infects iPhone’s via SSH. The virus in question has originated from Australia by a hacker named Ikee and it is now quickly spreading to other parts of the world. If you have been affected, luckily there is no harm done as this virus was more of an experiment than anything else.
Apple has just released iPhone firmware 3.0.1 for iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. This new update has been released in the wake of the recently demoed SMS exploit that could enable a hacker to remotely take over the victim’s iPhone. The official installation note from Apple about this security fix is as follows.