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iPhone has a proper virus

For ages the fruit themed peddler of electronic toys, Apple has been claiming that its products are built with such wonderful security that they were invulnerable to the outside world. More cynical types pointed out that no virus writer could be bothered getting out of bed to write a virus for an operating system that could only infect three in every 100 computers.

Now that the iPhone has gotten a bit popular it seems that virus writers are taking an interest and are finding it a target which is as easy as a Sunday morning.

The new virus, dubbed "Duh" after a section of its code, also only affects iPhones that have been "jailbroken" so it is unlikely that Apple are going to care that much.

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