- Today Dailymail.co.uk (linked above) is reporting that the world's first iPhone virus has surfaced, which apparently changes your wallpaper to a picture of Rick Astley
Since the recent jigbreak, those who did not change their root password are vulnerable as it will reportedly turn on the iPhone's SSH service.
To quote: "A 21-year-old Australian claims to be the first hacker in the world to infect the iPhone with a virus.
It spreads between phones with each call but the damage extends to changing the device's wallpaper - to a photo of Eighties pop star Rick Astley famous for his hit Never Gonna Give You Up.
Sydney student Ashley Towns
said he wanted to raise the issue of security, adding: 'What I've done has shown that anyone can easily hack into an iPhone'.
Mr Towns' virus can only infect iPhones which have been 'jailbroken' by their owners - an action that allows phone owners to install applications on their phones which have not been approved by Apple."