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World's First iPhone Virus

An Australian student named Ashley Towns is claiming to have created the world's first iPhone virus. The bug alters the wallpaper of infected iPhones, changing it to feature 80s pop icon, Rick Astley.

The virus only works on phones that have been "jailbroken" or altered to allow apps not sold in the Apple store. And the virus can only infect iPhones if users have not changed their passwords.

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Steve Henn was Marketplace’s technology and innovation reporter for the entire portfolio of Marketplace programs until December 2011.
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Screw you a-hole! I tried to view this an it infected my iphone!!

EVERYONE - GET OFF THIS PAGE RIGHT AWAY!! It will install a virus on your iphone! If you are reading this, exit the page immediately!

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