Jailbreaked iPod Touch/iPhone users: beware of snoopers!
As reported by Today’s E90, snipers may have already landed in a jailbreaked iPhone or iPod Touch near you. According to the article, whilst tinkering with the calender in the /var/root section, nao, Today’s E90’s author found a suspect .* directory. Any directory beginning with a full stop is invisible to the ls command unless appended with -a. Nao found it because he usually appends the -a extension and was able to discover the directory. The source of the attack remains unclear.
At the moment, there seems to be no other commotion over this attack however, the threat remains. Do not store sensitive documents on your Jailbreaked iPhone especially if this is not an isolated incident. Apple Firmware users have yet to worry about this however, that does not mean the threat does not exist.