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New virus on Apple iPhone

Created: 17 Oct 2008 • Updated: 21 May 2010 | 20 comments

I just found a virus on an Apple iPhone that scanned our user list and did about 50 login attempts per user. They found a weak passowrd and successfully logged in. They logged in through the iPhone to launch attack.

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lindaj448's picture

Can the virus be detected and quarantined or blocked before initialization?

Linda

 

Scott_001's picture

Hello MrIT-422,

 

Currently we do not offer an AntiVirus product for the iPhone.  Do you run any of our security software on the network that was compromised?  If so, I would ask you to open a case with us so we can review the information you have collected in more detail to determine if any of the products you are running should have been expected to detect the intrusion.

Peter_007's picture

Don't connect phone to system
keep it away from network
try virus removal tools for mobile phone

nick_123's picture

bt if  our pc is not infected by any virus...then there will  no harm to connect the phone to pc.

Owais's picture

 There are currently no known spyware or virus exploits for the iPhone....so just connect the mobile to the system and scan it properly with latest updated antivirus....if it doesnt work just make a report to the symantec......they will definately find the defination of that virus and will update soon......plzzzz keep patience........and dont worry mobile virus are not much dangerous to system.......

sufiyan's picture

You can use better antivirus for your apple iphone......
i think that these sites will be helpfull

http://www.megaleecher.net/taxonomy/term/6039
or
http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/article/0,289142,sid14_gci1267620,00.html

nick_123's picture

just find is there any antivirus available for apple i phone.

Peter_007's picture

Hi,
 
Currently no AV is available for i-phone

The best way is to connect phone to system and scan it with SEP if u hav

Peter_007's picture

Hi,
 
Currently no AV is available for i-phone

The best way is to connect phone to system and scan it with SEP if u hav

rainier's picture

I have a question wouldn't the iphone be safe if you sync it on the pc and then run the antivirus scan on the device?

nick_123's picture

i think u can connect the i phone to pc. and run scanning process over it..bt jus take cae of that ,that virus should not effect ur computer

nick_123's picture

i think u can connect the i phone to pc. and run scanning process over it..bt jus take cae of that ,that virus should not effect ur computer

rainier's picture

I have a question wouldn't the iphone be safe if you sync it on the pc and then run the antivirus scan on the device?

nick_123's picture

ya u can connect the phone to pc...and run scanning process..bt take care that virus in ur phn shud not effect ur pc..

Gizzle's picture

the virus in ur i-phone wont be effect ur pc.........normally the priority of such mobile viruses is not too much risky......you can connect ur java mobile to the pc and scan it properly.....but  remember ur AV sholud updated latest.......hope it works......

nick_123's picture

yes Gizzle,

mobile viruses and pc viruses are different, generally pc virus is nothing but .vbs script and phone virus is symbian C script or malicious Java program........so it does nt matter if we connect infected phone to PC or vice-versa

Peter_007's picture

Mobile viruses are not risky enough to affect  pc. You should connect your iphone to pc & scan it.

Gizzle's picture

 please just reply the result......i just want to know hav you done wit that virus or not??

AbDu's picture

 hey if this issue is solved.......please let us know about it......

N1500's picture

hey just format your iphone.........