By now you’ve probably read of, heard of, or experienced the iPhone threat from ikee, which Rickrolls your iPhone (in a way) but changing the wallpaper of Jailbroken iPhones that have SSH installed and leave the root password unchanged. While that wasn’t damaging, it seems that it could become more serious as a new hacking threat has emerged, exploiting the same vulnerability, but allows a hacker to silently copy a whole bunch of user data from the compromised iPhone such as email, contacts, text messages, calendars, photos and more. Of course, if you didn’t jailbreak your iPhone, install SSH remote access and leave the root password unchanged, you’re fairly safe. So if you plan to jailbreak your iPhone and install SSH, remember to change the root password.
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