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Iran's Cardboard Khomeini: Now Available As Malware

Unknown Lamer posted more than 2 years ago | from the buddy-jesus-feels-left-out dept.

Android 51

An anonymous reader writes "Symantec has identified a Malware embedded into a Iranian recipe app for Android that destroys images stored on a camera by stamping the cardboard image of Khomeini on it. The controversy stems from a bizarre February 1 ceremony that sought to recreate Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's triumphant return to Tehran in 1979 after 14 years of exile. Immediately fueling a firestorm of ridicule drawing a cult following online. The threat only appears to be focused in App for Farsi and only in third party app markets, according to Symantec."

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fuck the fucking Muzzies (-1, Flamebait)

Chrisq (894406) | more than 2 years ago | (#39199897)

First they blow up our buildings.
Then they bomb the underground,
Then they rape our women.
Now they are installing malware on our phones

is nothing sacred?

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39200049)

More like they're installing malware on their own phones.

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39200123)

Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure.

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (1, Funny)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 2 years ago | (#39200071)

Haha forgot to post anon, you horrible bigot.

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39200257)

Islam has become the meme equivalent of hoof-and-mouth disease. Ultimately, they may have to have done to them what they hope to replicate. We remember it as the Holocaust.

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (0, Troll)

Chrisq (894406) | more than 2 years ago | (#39201265)

Haha forgot to post anon, you horrible bigot.

I am proud to stand for religious freedom, equality of all in the eyes of the law, and equal rights for men and women. Islam is against all of these. If you support Islam and Sharia then you are the bigot.

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (0, Flamebait)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 2 years ago | (#39201467)

Crazy-ass fundamentalist Islam is against those. Same as fundamentalist Christianity. In both cases they are small minorities of their respective religions, yet you paint the 99.9999% of followers who aren't fundamentalists with the same brush. You are, in fact, just as ignorant and intolerant as the kind of Muslims that you hate. I'm against fundamentalism, and other flavors of intolerance and ignorant hatred such as yours.

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (1)

I Read Good (2348294) | more than 2 years ago | (#39201649)

It is obvious that you have never visited a country that has implemented Sharia law.

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (0)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 2 years ago | (#39201777)

Well of course I'd never do such a thing, but I know well what they do there. How is it relevant to the discussion? If I make such a visit do you think I'll come to hate all Muslims? Do you think that other religions haven't created similar legal systems in the past?

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (2)

Ihmhi (1206036) | more than 2 years ago | (#39202697)

Do you think that other religions haven't created similar legal systems in the past?

Yes, they did. Most of them died out or got over it. Islam has yet to have its version of the Enlightenment, and it's showing in our modern world.

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (0)

Runaway1956 (1322357) | more than 2 years ago | (#39202129)

Keep telling yourself that. Meanwhile, those radicals will cut your head off, rape the women of your family, and enslave your children. Mainstream Muslims will stand back and nod their heads. "The unbelievers will free themselves of oppression, if Allah be willing. Or, the unbelievers will die under the yoke of oppression, if Allah be willing. We don't really give a damn, because they are unbelievers."

Note that there is plenty of ignorance to go around. Yours is not the only variety.

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 2 years ago | (#39203435)

You really think mainstream Muslims are sympathetic to the extremists? Why would you think that? When you answer make sure it would not be the same if you replaced each instance of "Muslim" with "Christian."

Those I've spoken to say the extremists are "not Muslim" and have misinterpreted the Quaran.

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (1)

Runaway1956 (1322357) | more than 2 years ago | (#39204649)

Mainstream anyone doesn't really give a damn. Look at the mainstream American. He doesn't care enough to be an activist for any cause. If this side wins, he's alright with it. If that side wins, he can live with it.

Ditto with Islam. Mainstream Muslim doesn't really care. Go back, reread what I posted. If Allah be willing - that removes all responsibility from the individual for taking sides.

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 2 years ago | (#39207075)

Very well, so now how does this make Islam particularly bad? Why should they all be painted with the same brush as the extremists, while Christians and atheists don't deserve the same?

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (1)

Runaway1956 (1322357) | more than 2 years ago | (#39210179)

Who, exactly, said that Christians and athiests DON'T deserve the same? Surely, it wasn't me. I can't think of any group of people, whether nationality, creed, race, religion, or whatever, that doesn't have some radical sumbitches. Despicable lowlifes come in all sizes, shapes, colors, or whatever variety you care to name.

As long as that despicable sumbitch makes noises that part of his group can identify with, the group isn't going to complain.

Where do you think that I drew my original conclusion from? Observing people, all around me, in day to day life. See? I don't for one moment believe those Muslims are any different than the people I know, the people I love, and the people I hate. People are people. Those Muslims don't give any bigger a damn about you or me, than the redneck down the street gives for black folk, or Arabs, or Muslims, or Russians, or whatever.

What is particularly bad about Islam is, there's a lot of them, and when push comes to shove, I won't be on their side. That wouldn't matter a whole lot, except that there are more and more Muslims every day - and fewer and fewer Euro-Americans. While they populate the world, we promote homosexuality, and abortion, and bend over backward to accommodate those women who don't wish to populate the world any further.

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (1)

Psyborgue (699890) | more than 2 years ago | (#39206679)

Do yourself a favor, familiarize yourself with abrogation in Islam [youtube.com], then read the last chapter written in the Qur'an (sura 9). Then try and tell me violent Muslims misinterpret their religion. The reason so many mainstream Muslims are peaceful is precisely because they ignore the core teachings of their religion. Muhammad was a warlord cult leader who spread his religion by the sword. Do you really think he was pushing peace and tolerance in his later days? No. That was only in the beginning when Muslims were in the minority.

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 2 years ago | (#39207055)

Well you could say similar things about Christianity. Technically hey should be stoning women who cheat on their husbands and using their daughters as sacrificial rape victims.

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (1)

Psyborgue (699890) | more than 2 years ago | (#39207973)

No, actually you couldn't say it. While you are correct that stoning was a punishment for adultery in the old testament, Jesus explicitly canceled the punishment in the New Testament (see John 8:7). But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." Only followers of one religion in the world stone people today -- that's Islam, and it's hardly a rare occurrence

But let's say for the sake of argument Christianity was as bad -- it still wouldn't make Islam good. I'm not saying Christianity is good -- it's not. Any irrational ideology is dangerous -- religious or otherwise, but it's beyond stupid to pretend all religions and all cultures are equally humane or civilized just because we desire it to be so -- because it's much more palatable to swallow. The truth is Islam is an irredeemably barbaric political, legal, and religious system that deserves no respect and deserves no place in the modern world. I'll never understand why so many Atheists call Christianity without bothering to give the same treatment to Islam. And before you ask -- no -- i'm not a Christian.

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 2 years ago | (#39208357)

Still it seems wrong to demonize Islam because it's slightly worse on paper. Christians are just lucky there are no shithole countries with fundamentalist Christian theocracies to point to. It could have happened just as easily.

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (1)

Psyborgue (699890) | more than 2 years ago | (#39209195)

If it could happen just as easily, why hasn't it? It's not like there is a shortage of Christians. The answer is that Christianity lacks the legal and political structure that Islam has. Sharia is a lot more than a code of family law of simple dietary laws. It's a comprehensive legal and governmental system dictating everything from how you wash yourself, to how foreign policy should be handled. Because of this built-in structure, and inability to separate church from state (such would be blasphemy) Islamic states render themselves unable to change (at least peacefully). It's why in 1400 years since the inception of Islam, no significant progress has been made towards any sort of liberalization or modernization (apart from war technology, which is permitted, and advancements appropriated from the Infidels).

Christianity, on the other hand, has no such restriction and as such, can be separated from the state without upsetting believers. While obviously not all Christians would lend themselves to this viewpoint, the fact remains that the holy book itself makes no requirement that a Christian state be established. Jesus himself said "render unto Caesar..." and "my kingdom is not of this world". It's only when a religion is seperated from the state that it's influence can begin to diminish at any significant speed (see sex, drugs, and rock n roll). It's because of this weakness, Christianity can be seen as a vestigial organ in our society's evolution -- destined to disappear -- where Islam, on the other hand, can best be viewed as a terminal cancer -- spreading uncontrollably and sending everything it touches back to the dark ages. Look at Boko Haram's current rampage in Nigeria (translates as "any reading not connected to Islam is a sin" or more commonly "western education is a sin"). Were Islam just a religion, it wouldn't be so bad, but that is simply not the case.

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (1)

Reservoir Penguin (611789) | more than 2 years ago | (#39225013)

There are majority Muslim countries that either do not implement Sharia law or only implement a very limited subset. Examples are Turkey, Azerbaijan, Malaysia, Jordan, Lebanon and some other I would have too lookup. So your assertion that Islam is somehow fundamentally incompatible with modern political/legal system is not true.

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (1)

ConceptJunkie (24823) | more than 2 years ago | (#39213805)

But why not? It didn't happen. It never happened. Gee, could there actually be a reason other than blind luck?

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 2 years ago | (#39215543)

It has happened, many times throughout history, it's just that none exist today, probably in large part because no big first-world country has ever backed a Christian theocratic dictator/terrorist group to get to some sweet foreign oil.

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (1)

wed128 (722152) | more than 2 years ago | (#39209619)

any sort of fundamentalism is no good. It's the active avoidance of conversation.

Also, we hear a lot more about islamic terrorists then christian ones. Though those cases exist, I hear a lot more about attacks from islam then attacks from christianity. also, the scale of Islamic attacks to christian ones is different.

Bus-Bombings out-scale the Westboro Baptists being offensive.
9/11 out-scales every terroristic attack ever carried out (not counting acts of war and prolonged genocide).

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (1)

LanMan04 (790429) | more than 2 years ago | (#39201737)

If you support Islam and Sharia then you are the bigot.

Don't tell me....you're a Christian, aren't you?

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (1)

Chrisq (894406) | more than 2 years ago | (#39201891)

If you support Islam and Sharia then you are the bigot.

Don't tell me....you're a Christian, aren't you?

no

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39202885)

You'll find that there are plenty of ignorant bigots among atheists, too.

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (1)

Pax681 (1002592) | more than 2 years ago | (#39202463)

aye.... the "bomb the underground" kinda places you as perhaps English so at a guess i would say you are one of those twats from the EDL(English Defence League) as does your use of the term "muzzies"
who are basically an extension/offshoot of types like the national front/BNP(british national party) who are outright racist organisations.
your sweeping general-isms painting a whole religion as bad due to some assholes paints you as a bigot.. oh.. and a twat

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (1)

Chrisq (894406) | more than 2 years ago | (#39206363)

aye.... the "bomb the underground" kinda places you as perhaps English so at a guess i would say you are one of those twats from the EDL(English Defence League) as does your use of the term "muzzies" who are basically an extension/offshoot of types like the national front/BNP(british national party) who are outright racist organisations.

No, whereas I think the EDL have a correct assessment of Islam, a lot of them are severely racist. As I said previously I believe that everyone should be treated equally. And just so you know, I would treat any other group which professed an aim of world domination, subjugation of others, and had launched terror attacks against us the same way I treat Muslims.

Re:fuck the fucking Muzzies (1)

Pax681 (1002592) | more than 2 years ago | (#39206505)

so condemning an entire culture due to a minority within it is right?
l

And just so you know, I would treat any other group which professed an aim of world domination, subjugation of others, and had launched terror attacks against us the same way I treat Muslims.

best you treat the Westminster like like that then.... if you have to ask for that statement to be qualified then you have been living in a hole
basically you are a simple bigot, with an emphasis on simple

First (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39199901)

First... to draw a picture of him.

It's a funny joke (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39200073)

Elsewhere people post images of Iran's current leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, or photoshop him into "reacting" to various situations. I don't see how this is any different.

Grammar check: collective nouns (2)

jabberw0k (62554) | more than 2 years ago | (#39200097)

Correction: That is "a piece of malware" -- you cannot have "a malware" or "a software" or "a hardware" or "a clothing" or "an information" -- you have a piece of malware, software, hardware, clothing, or information.

Subby is obviously not a native English user (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39200253)

Correction: That is "a piece of malware" -- you cannot have "a malware" or "a software" or "a hardware" or "a clothing" or "an information" -- you have a piece of malware, software, hardware, clothing, or information.

It's also "an Iranian recipe app," and I have no idea what "The threat only appears to be focused in App for Farsi" is supposed to mean. ("App" is capitalized...is it supposed to be a proper noun? Is there an app called App?)

Re:Grammar check: collective nouns (1)

Ihmhi (1206036) | more than 2 years ago | (#39200471)

But the more important thing is how were going to handle all of these malwares on the a Internets?

.

(And so begins Phase II of my study: Is it possible to induce an aneurysm over the Internet?)

Re:Grammar check: collective nouns (1)

FishOuttaWater (1163787) | more than 2 years ago | (#39200749)

If you do, how will you know?

Re:Grammar check: collective nouns (1)

skydyr (1404883) | more than 2 years ago | (#39200991)

Please be kind to the ESL speakers.

Re:Grammar check: collective nouns (1)

Hatta (162192) | more than 2 years ago | (#39202033)

The GPs comment was just about the kindest thing he could say. If English is your second language, then articles will be hard for you. That's OK, there was no scorn in the GP post. It was purely informational, and useful.

The alternative is to let ESL speakers use articles incorrectly forever. I don't think that's very kind at all.

Re:Grammar check: collective nouns (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39201447)

Correction: Those are examples of mass nouns, not collective nouns.

What (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39200189)

This summary is completely incomprehensible.

Re:What (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39201375)

I'm glad I'm not the only one that had to read it a few times to understand.

Scraping the bottom of the barrel here. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39200621)

bonch must have really had to dig to find this one. This is weak even by FUD standards.

That's nothing! (2)

roc97007 (608802) | more than 2 years ago | (#39204403)

What about the J.J. Abrams malware that puts annoying lens flare on all your photos and videos?

Learn to grammar (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39207159)

Congratulations, Slashdot- this is the single worst written article summary I've ever seen. Three of the four sentences contain glaring grammatical errors ("a Iranian?" Seriously?), the last doesn't even end with a punctuation mark, it's full of weird fragments and run-ons... do you even read through the content you're publishing?

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