I listened to the wise words and changed the default password for something less memorable.
Yep, you guessed it, now I can't remember what I changed it to!
Question #1. Does it matter? Will I need it for anything? (ok, that was two questions)
Question #2. Does restoring your iPad revert the password to the default?
I know, I know... I really am this stupid! :p
are you talking about the default SSH password?
if so, just uninstall openSSH and reinstall it to get it back to the default password.