Owners of iPhones are one step closer to taking total control of their widgets, after US pronounced legal the practice of "jailbreaking", on Monday, the 26th of July 2010.
This means that anyone can jailbreak or unlock any cell phone without fear of legal consequences. Still, iPhone unlocking fans should pay attention to the software they download for this operation, because cybercriminals never sleep.
And this is how the story goes: you receive an e-mail in which you find out that you might get a new application for iPhone jailbreaking. All you have to do is click a link that will take you to the web page on which the desired software awaits you.
Figure 1: The email offering the wonder-software
As you go further into this labyrinth and click the link, an exe file attempts to download onto your computer. But once saved and run, the executable opens up the way for a nice Trojan.
Figure 2: The software proves to be malware
Identified by BitDefender as Trojan.Generic.3010833, this piece of malware is a keylogger that transmits everything the user writes on the computer to a specific email address, in this particular case to directory[REMOVED]@hotmail.com.
This allows the malware creators to intercept the victim’s visited sites, usernames, passwords, bank accounts information, such as pin number, bank account numbers, passwords, etc.
In order to stay safe, never open suspicious links or attachments without scanning them first. Install and update a complete antimalware software solution.
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