Today a friend of mine and MY jailbroken iphones were hit with an SSH virus, first the background changes and the phone freezes, upon restart the background is a picture of Rick Astley with the words “ikee is never going to give you up” at the top of the screen, trying to change your background will revert back to this background. I had SSH turned off on my own iPhone and it hasn’t hit me.
If you have the “ikee is never going to give you up” virus here is how to get rid of it.
Step 1. Change the default mobile and root password for your iphone SSH to become immune to this virus once for all ! The tutorial for this is here: http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-secure-your-jailbroken-iphone-from-ssh-hack-9140084/
Step 2. Download mobileterminal through Cydia or use Iphone Explorer (www.iphone-explorer.com) for Windows
Step 3. Logon as Root and delete below files:
Step 4. Set up your favourite wallpaper and reboot your device.
P.S. For those who use mobileterminal to delete files and not familiar with linux command,
a. the command for deleting files is “rm”. Example, rm /var/mobile/Library/LockBackground.jpg
b. the linux path is case-sensitive, so make sure you type the path correctly.