Created malware application that can turn the iPhone into “brick”




Reddit user with the nickname Arcticsn0w claims to have written software to make iPhone and iPad into a useless “brick”. Restore the device can not be spoiled by conventional means. According to him, the program has been created as a proof that this kind of software threatens users iOS-devices.


In this case we are talking about gadgets jailbroken. Package called KilliOS placed in one of the repositories Cydia. According Arcticsn0w, installing it leads to a complete failure of the jailbroken device: restore the iPhone or iPad, which executes the code KilliOS, impossible, even if you connect it to your computer and try to translate into recovery mode.

As the developer, the failure causes a change of parameters NVRAM – nonvolatile memory, which stores data in the absence of power. After executing the code package is forced off the device, after which it is not able to engage more. Program developer created as a test of the hypothesis. It is available in the online repository Github .


Arcticsn0w recommends that owners of the iPhone and iPad to install tweaks and unofficial applications only from trusted sources, and OpenSSH remove and / or replace the standard root-password alpine any other.

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