Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Nov 2009 23:39 UTC
Apple The web went aflame today with headlines like "First iPhone worm discovered", and many other variants. Most of those headlines, however, left out a very important little fact which diminishes the impact of the news considerably: it only affects jailbroken iPhones with SSH installed, and with default root passwords.
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RE[2]: Smart and dumb?
by broch on Tue 10th Nov 2009 14:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Smart and dumb?"
broch
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bull,
SSH utility for iPhone does not have command prompt to allow password change. One needs to install additional app or log in from computer.. which might be too late already.

First run of ssh in iPhone is useless if it does not allow to change password.

But what one would expect from the device that is not designed with security in the mind?
Maybe Apple should start paying more attention to security instead of worrying if application containing word iPhone (e.g. iPhone reference manual) will be admitted to Apple store or not.

Edited 2009-11-10 14:56 UTC

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