Warning: New Malware Offering Users An iPhone Unlocking Application Discovered

News | Sunday April 11 2010 7:52 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

“Users first receive an e-mail offering a link that promises a new version of an iPhone unlocking application to overcome vendor set network restrictions. People clicking the link are then directed to a webpage which provides instructions on how to download the unlocking application.
After being urged to connect their iPhone to a PC, users are then instructed to download the “new modified” application and run it on the iPhone . However, once downloaded and run, the executable file causes a Trojan virus to be infected in the PC.”
There could be significant implications for users falling for the attack. According to
, the Trojan virus, which has been identified as
, is capable of modifying the DNS server address on the users' internet connection to point to a different IP address. Consequently, user requests to access popular websites could be redirected to an alternate malware-laden version of the requested website. This could lead to a breach of the user's confidential information.
The only way to protect yourself is to tread carefully and avoid such anonymous emails. Readers wishing to scan their computers for a possible attack can use BitDefender's free online scanner by following
who offer them for free, so please avoid downloading software from unknown sources.
Do let us know if you've received such spam emails in the comments.

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