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01-05-2008, 01:49 PM #1
MMi Public Service Announcement - Malicious Installer Source Warning
It has come to my attention that the people responsible for the JMCO source jmwiki.com have intentionally created a malicious source with the sole intention of mucking up people's iPhones.
This source adds an app in installer that pretends to be an update of erica's utilities. The app appears in installer as 113 prep.
Once installed all this app does is it says "shoes." When uninstalled this app removes a lot of files from the /bin directory on the iphone, breaking valid apps like sendfile and other erica utilities.
ModMyI recommends that you DO NOT install 113 prep. We further recommend that you abandon the use of the JMCO source and remove it from your installer app.
It is a shame to see that people in our community are set on causing problems for others, their actions are not admirable.
Help us get out the word to everyone as quickly as possible and Digg This
Edit: You might note that when I say your bin directory i of course am talking about var/root/bin/ --- Also this source is installed when you instal the Blaze Source.
Will be updating a list of things this messes up
- Erica's Utilities
After STE (most of the .xml was taken directly from STE packaging but used in a malicious manner) called the number listed on the domain registration it turns out the person who is responsible is actually an 11 year old. STE has talked to his father and has been assured that the site will be removed tonight.
The Site hosting the malicious source has been taken down.
Symantec has listed this as the first sighting of a malicious iPhone attempt.
thanks francis and deathhobbit
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01-05-2008, 01:55 PM #2
EDIT: It'll have jmwiki.com in the sources list. Remove it from the installer app.
Thanks for the heads up MMi!
Last edited by Xandu; 01-05-2008 at 01:58 PM.
01-05-2008, 01:57 PM #3
back up your var/root/bin directory via sftp or however you browse the file directory of your iphone, uninstall 113 prep via installer, then put back the removed files into your bin directory
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01-05-2008, 02:02 PM #4
i dont have this app. but what assholes whats the point of messing up someones phone and youre not even making any money off it.
01-05-2008, 02:04 PM #5
Thanks for the info Cash, it truly is a shame people would do this.
01-05-2008, 02:11 PM #6
Thanks for the info cash, wow real jerks, this is the reason that anySIM may not have gone open sourced.
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01-05-2008, 02:14 PM #7
Thanks to DeathHobb for noticing, and francis for taking the time to figure out exactly what it does. It's a shame, but at least this was caught in the early stages.
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01-05-2008, 02:15 PM #8
That's a bunch off bull-ish. They must be just a group of losers with nothing better to do than to mess with the property of others. They think it is funny because they have no life or morals and nothing better to do. LOSERS!!!
01-05-2008, 02:15 PM #9
well im glad to be of some use for a change lol, in finding the app and uploading the source for it so we could catch the little git.
you will find the file in installer app under UPDATES.
any major release for the new firmware will be posted on this site so do not update. goto a reliable source only!
01-05-2008, 02:18 PM #10
01-05-2008, 02:25 PM #11
Thanks Cash for informing us and now ill have to tell all the iphone users here in Panama about this.
Thanks again lads, and thank you so much Cash!
pf edit: come on, don't try to circumvent the filter.
01-05-2008, 02:27 PM #12
01-05-2008, 02:38 PM #13
What a bunch of jerkoffs
01-05-2008, 02:52 PM #14
thanks again to MMi for the warning and thanks francis for the catch. I'm still on 1.1.1 and haven't even gone up to 1.1.2, but I'm sure this would have surely messed up quite a few people's phones. a BIG THANKS AGAIN!
01-05-2008, 03:01 PM #15
Dugg. And I cross-posted this to a few other Iphone/Touch forums I frequent. Ipodtouchfans.com and hackint0sh
Thanks for the heads up.
01-05-2008, 03:02 PM #16
thanks for the Heads up I will post up on other forums if that is ok
01-05-2008, 03:08 PM #17
Spread the word as much as possible.
01-05-2008, 03:17 PM #18
uncle jobs is gonna be aaaaangry
01-05-2008, 03:23 PM #19
its not like my iphone dose not have enough problems already...
01-05-2008, 03:24 PM #20