Well if you've been telling your buds your iPhone is totally virus free and safe, 'tis time to eat your words. Seems some incompetent 11-year old kid added an app to Installer sources that lists itself as "iPhone firmware 1.1.3 prep" -- we're calling it fail.trojan -- an update to Erica's Utilities. Though not too troublesome -- apparently only says "shoes" once installed -- it may well be the start of a whole new bag of fun for the inspired yet bored amongst us. Removing the app damages a pile of programs in the iPhone's bin folder like Erica's Utilities, OpenSSH, Doom, and Launcher, though you can sort it by simply re-installing. Apparently his father's been notified and he's been given a harsh talking to and the site with the malicious source is now offline.

[Via CNET, image courtesy of thecampuscomic]