iPhone worm creator hired as developer

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 30 November 2009, 02:11 Hrs   |    3 Comments
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iPhone worm creator hired as developer
Bangalore: Just like Michael 'Mikeyy' Mooney, the Twitter worm creator got lucky by getting hired, now first jail broken iPhone worm creator Ashley Towns aka "ike_x" has landed a job as iPhone developer. Recently, Towns had alarmed the jail broken iPhone owners with the first iPhone worm. The worm created by exploiting the loop hole in iPhone OS grabbed the attention of employers.

Ashley Towns on Twitter tweeted that he got a job as iPhone Developer, and Graham Cluley, Security Analyst at Sophos Labs, once again criticized this development just like he did in Mooney's case. Cluley pointed out, in the blog post, that the first iPhone worm lead to creation of a new dangerous worm that steals financial information from iPhones and iPod Touch, reports Techtree.

Towns will be joining Mogeneration, an iPhone App development company based in Australia. With Town getting hired, there are chances that several other teenagers may get into such nefarious activities to get money or to be hired by some development company.

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