When is a worm not a worm?

Will No-One Rid Me Of This Turbulent Hacker Tool? ( I was kind of hoping to have moved on from the iPhone data stealing hacker tool by now. While I do think it's a significant development (see, there comes a point where the sheer volume of discussion of the subject gives it more importance

iPhone/Privacy.A: a bit more info

In my previous blog on this topic (, I said that I didn't know if this hacking tool worked under Windows as well as OSX/Unix and Linux. I've subsequently exchanged email with Philippe Devallois at Intego, who tells me (thanks, Philippe!) that in principle, it will work fine with Windows. It's written in Python (as

Hacker tool exploits vulnerability in jailbroken iPhones

I don't really want to keep banging on about jailbroken iPhones when there are threats out there that affect many more people (though according to Intego, 6-8% of iPhones are, in fact, jailbroken, so I don't want to minimize the threat either). I'm quoting Intego because they've just blogged ( what I think is a

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