Jailbroken iPhones Open To Exploits…. Oh Noes!

From the “WTF” file, comes the news that iPhone users in Australia who have jailbroken their phones are wide open to a new worm that upon finding an jailbroken iPhone that still has the default root password on it, changes the background to a picture of Rick Astley and then tries to copy itself to other jailbroken iPhones. This is apparently the second such hack in the last few days and comes after a hacker in Holland did a similar stunt. Instead Rickrolling the phone, the hacker asked for five Euros to “secure” the iPhones that he (or she) just hacked.

If you haven’t jailbroken your iPhone, you can rest easy. This worm won’t be able to affect you. But if you have jailbroken your iPhone, you might want to change root password on it just to be safe.

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