iPhone Worm has 2 Million Targets

By JDavis | November 15, 2009 6:43:52 PM PST

Current estimates show that 6% to 8% of iPhones are "jailbroken," meaning their operating systems have been modified to run otherwise unsupported code. And with over 21 million iPhones sold, an estimated 1-2 million iPhones are jailbroken, and now they're all potential targets of a new worm that could put sensitive data in the hands of hackers. The worm, known as "iPhone/Privacy.A," exploits a vulnerability in jailbroken iPhones whose owners have not changed their default root passwords.

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