Lots of news about worms for jailbroken iPhones. Change your passwords. (You should do this on any computer) Ideally the jailbreaking app should prompt for a new password. But realistically no one should be installing ssh unless they know what ssh is. And anyone who knows what ssh is ought to know to put a secure password on and how to do it. (Go to the shell and run passwd if you don’t know)
As was expected the initial worm that rickrolled your iPhone has been modified with more nefarious worms that steal your data and don’t show they are on your phone.
Despite some claims of higher numbers, I’d be amazingly surprised if there were more than 5% of iPhones which are jailbroken. And I suspect the majority of those installing ssh know enough to not leave the password as alpine.
The downside to all this is that the bad press for Apple undoubtedly means they are going to clamp down on jailbreaking even more. But I’ll be honest, if I had a good backgrounding app, a good replacement for xGPS, and a replacement for SBSettings I’d be happy. I suspect the next iteration of the iPhone will have a backgrounding UI. Either Apple will come out with their own robust GPS program or will allow Google’s program on the iPhone, reducing the need for xGPS. SBSettings is what I’d miss the most. Apple really needs something like SBSettings to change network settings on the fly.