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Let's all go after AT&T!...
07-30-2009, 09:15 PM #221
Let's all go after AT&T!I always feel sorry for the guy in the iPhone commercials. He always gets a call right in the middle of trying to do something
07-30-2009, 09:16 PM #222
Now 4,233 hackers know the exploit. I am not concerned either
07-30-2009, 09:21 PM #223
[ ] < Copy this to the clipboard and keep it there. It breaks the square. This will prevent anything from taking control of your iPhone, LOL.
07-30-2009, 10:52 PM #224Changing the root password won't help
Although changing the root password is a good idea, it wouldn't help in this situation. If buffer overflow runs into a root terminal, it doesn't ask for a password or anything. Remember this works on even non-jailbroken devices, because this hole goes into the root terminal even if you can't, without needing a password.
That said, if you want to change your root password, use the 'passwd' command. Get into a root terminal one of these ways:
SSH into your device with your computer. On a Mac, open Terminal (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app) and type 'ssh root@[your phone's ip address]', on Windows, use puTTY
Download MobileTerminal and type 'su root' before executing passwd. Or, if you have sudo installed, you can also use 'sudo passwd' or 'sudo -s' in the place of 'su root'
Download TouchTerm from the App Store, make a connection to localhost (or 127.0.0.1) as root
1 and 3 require installation of OpenSSH.
I don't think I need to mention that the default password is 'alpine'. If you want to change the password for mobile too, use 'passwd mobile'.
07-31-2009, 12:10 AM #225
Seems like we all survived Thursday.
07-31-2009, 12:27 AM #226
07-31-2009, 12:50 AM #227
I didn't get any square text messages. I sorta feel unloved
pew pew pew
07-31-2009, 01:02 AM #228
Anyone have a link to more news on this, I'm on edge on my iPhone right now so searching is out of the question.
07-31-2009, 01:20 AM #229
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07-31-2009, 03:15 AM #233
Thanks oops. No where in there did they talk about root file system access. From what I get is they are injecting a layer into the software and without having root how are they gonna do this? Mobile user maybe? Is this really possible without physical access to the device? You really gotta piss somebody off to get them to take this much effort just to keep you from using ur phone. I am going to check the date on the plist and back it up now just incase.
07-31-2009, 03:22 AM #234
07-31-2009, 03:25 AM #235
I have family in Berkeley
07-31-2009, 04:39 AM #236
They said that iPhones working with AT&T cant be infected. All of this is an iPhone progaganda, read the post about jailbreak is for drug dealers.Drive Safe with Trapster
07-31-2009, 04:52 AM #237
Seems like they ran the tests on 2.2 and 2.2.1..This still pertain to 3.0?
07-31-2009, 10:09 AM #238
07-31-2009, 10:52 AM #239
*shotgun swipes eyes left & right, then enters the room!*
Whew, it looks like my Code worked; feel so sorry for those who didn't use it...
Always remember young padawans..."use the code bro, use the code!" The code is strong in this room, I can feel it
And your welcome blckcadi!!
ChrisMain Phone: HTC ONE - Work: iPhone 4s - Tablet: iPad 2, The best of both worlds!
07-31-2009, 11:30 AM #240