Those of you that like to complain about Apple keeping the iPhone locked up – here’s ONE reason why they do it. (I’m not saying it’s the ONLY reason, by far – but it is a darn good reason.)
An 11 year old kid has written the very first Trojan for jailbroken iPhones.
From the iPodNN Article:
While installation of the phony application is relatively benign – the app merely says “shoes” when activated – uninstalling the file causes damage to or deletes system-critical files in the /bin directory on the iPhone. In addition to harming the devices own software, third party utilities are also being rendered useless through the same means.
This particular attack may be relatively harmless, you can bet that future ones won’t be.
We’ve all seen that the iPhone 1.1.3 update ads some of the cooler features of a Jailbroken iPhone, and the SDK is coming (most likely at Macworld).
Just wait. Don’t Jailbreak your iPhone. It’s only going to lead to problems