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Thread: ssh and root password questions?
03-05-2010, 11:47 AM #1
ssh and root password questions?
Hi all, I have been reading about using a SSH and changing your root password on jailbroken iphones, an I have a few questions about it.
Is your Iphone only susceptible to a root password hack/worm if you are running a ssh, or is it just a good idea to change the root password no matter what?
Also are there any inherit risk to changing th root password as far as functionality with apples apps or store, or anything I should know about?
Plus is there a way to disable OpenSSH from running all the time after you install it?
Whats the best SSH to use on the phone, is it Openssh or are there better ones out there?
Thanks for your help.
03-05-2010, 11:51 AM #2
If you search the forum you will find a thread about this from
a few days ago
Keyword- root password
Last edited by Effenpig!; 03-05-2010 at 11:51 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
03-05-2010, 11:55 AM #3
I did a search before I made this post with the keyword ssh an got no results. I thought it was odd, maybe I am using the search wrong?
03-05-2010, 12:15 PM #4
with SBSettings you can toggle ssh on or off. openssh is great. changing the root password is a good idea and shouldnt affect anything elseI am not a jailbreak n00bI like to drink iPhoneahol...Circa 2008
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03-05-2010, 12:18 PM #5
Search " root password"
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03-05-2010, 01:01 PM #6
I am looking around at the files, found the photos and was able to transfer those. Now I am looking around to see how I back up my jailbreak apps through ssh. Even though I see Rock stores them on their sever, there are a few I have from cydia I would like to back up.