iPhone Jailbreaker: Change your SSH root password

I’ve been hearing lots of news about iPhone getting hacked lately. Before you start panicking and switch to another phone, don’t worry. The security loophole only exist on jailbroken iPhone with SSH (Secure Shell) installed and did not change the default password. If you didn’t jailbreak your iPhone, you are still pretty safe. (For now)
The latest security threat to iPhone is a worm called ikee and it’s currently infecting jailbroken iPhones across Australia. Once your iPhone gets infected with this worm, it changes your wallpaper to an image of Rick Astley (Poor Rick) and then tries to install itself on other jailbroken iPhones on the network.
I’m not a fan of jailbreaking iPhone. But if you really want to jailbreak your iPhone, please remember to change the default SSH root password.
BTW: Does anyone know where can I get that Rick Astley wallpaper? Looks kinda cool 🙂


  1. I’d like to install Open SSH on my iPhone but I don’t know where to find my iPhone’s “Installer” under the iPhone’s “System”. I don’t know how to find the iPhone’s “System” for that matter. Is that more concise? Hopefully you understand what I’m looking for and trying to accomplish. I’m not a techie so maybe I’m not describing/elaborating/explaining properly.

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