First iPhone worm in the wild!!

As reported recently in eweek, looks like the iPhone jailbreaking party just had a bucket of cold water tossed on it. Though pretty much harmless and simple, a worm has been confirmed to have infected iPhone's in Australia due to a default SSH password left intact (changing the wallpaper to a pix of 80s pop-singer Rick Astley). Same attack was used by a dutch teenager last week to extort money from backdoored iphone users...ouch! Jailbreakers might want to seriously consider restoring the original configuration of their phones. Changing the iPhone icons is cool and all, but not worth someone stealing valuable personal information from your phone! You can learn more details on the "ikee" attack here...

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Nate Adcock is a system and integration engineer with experience managing and administering a variety of computing environments. He has worked extensively with mobile gadgets of all shapes and sizes for many years. He is also a former military weather forecaster. Nate is a regular contributor for the and blogs and helps manage both websites. Read more from Nate at or e-mail him at