Posted by: David Harley | April 13, 2011

The Trojan of the Baskervilles

Back to that iPhone Trojan I mentioned yesterday

My hoax sensors are pretty sensitive as a rule, and as you may have gathered from that article, they’ve been actively twitching at this item. However, the article in which I first read it was low key enough to leave some room for doubt, even if the abilities claimed for the Trojan aren’t very convincing. So I’ve done some asking around in informed circles.

Zilch. No-one has admitted seeing anything that faintly resembles it. Or even a message that describes it.

Which leaves me slightly confused. It feels wrong, but it isn’t being broadcast widely. Is it based on someone’s misunderstanding of an iPhone problem that struck lucky and made to a blog? Is there some truth in it, yet it’s managed not to hit the security industry’s (or Apple’s) radar? Is it a targeted hoax, and does that make it an Advanced Persistent Threat?

I’ll let you know when and if I’m in a position to make my mind up one way or another. (Probably not about the APT: that was sarcasm…)

David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP
Small Blue-Green World

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