iPhone got below 1/3 deadly assault through a worm recognized as iPhone/Privacy.A, that targeted jailbroken iPhone’s with default SSH user/password combo.
This virus, which gave a hacker complete access on the victim’s iPhone is getting more serious and dangerous now as it has turned into a mobile botnet. A botnet is a number of Internet computers that, although their owners are unaware of it, have been set up to forward transmissions (including spam or viruses) to other computers on the Internet. Any such computer (PC or a mobile) is referred to as a zombie.
The hacker can access and copy any user data from the jailbroken device, including emails, contacts, calendars, photos, SMSs, videos, in fact any data the hacker wants. It then initiates a search for other vulnerable iPhone’s on the same network to spread itself further, draining the iPhone battery in the process. Earlier posts of ours had already suggested you on how to secure and how to protect your iPhone against such vulnerabilities. The key to safety is; change your iPhone root password for SSH from “alpine” to something else.
We strongly recommend that you change your iPhone’s default SSH mobile and root password now.