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11-11-2009, 05:01 PM #41
makes complete sense that this came out, why would anyone be running the default password? it really isn't smart to be walking around day to day with openssh running and with the default password alpine.Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.
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11-11-2009, 05:23 PM #42
i just pulled out my ipod touch and changed my password . The latest update of openssh should have a prompt to change the password in it to eliminate this risk!!
11-11-2009, 05:26 PM #43
11-11-2009, 05:31 PM #44
11-11-2009, 06:27 PM #45
The bigger picture is that jailbreaking and unlocking is vulnerable. Besides turning ssh off and changing the password is limit putting personal information on your iphone.
^True some of my friends have never even opened cydia and done any complete upgrades and have been talking on the phone and using the iphone without exploring any features. Some of my friends unlocked there iphone in 2007 and have never updated firmware.
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11-11-2009, 06:36 PM #46
11-11-2009, 07:33 PM #47
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When the "lockscreen virus" came out, I changed my password using the directions in Cydia's home screen ("Copying Files to/from Device" & "OpenSSH Access How-To"). They were easy to follow and my iPhone is now more secure.
11-11-2009, 07:50 PM #48
Is there a USB file transfer method available for PC since iPhone browser doesn't work anymore?The only thing that threatens my humanity... is, none other than, reality.
11-11-2009, 07:53 PM #49We can change all
Everybody who has changed the "root" password, must change the "mobile" password also, ( please try open ssh winSCP, using user name : mobile (not root) and type password alpine ) If you still can get into ssh, so you must change the mobile password also....
11-11-2009, 07:57 PM #50
Ok people...this whole thing with changing your passwords and freaking out about the open ssh hacking is ridiculous. Just install SBSettings from Cydia. This app allows you to simply swipe across the status bar and open a menu that let's you toggle all kinds of functions, there amongst - OpenSSH. Simply tap SSH and your phone is unavailable for ssh connections. Whenever you might want to use ssh, just do the same again and then disable ssh again when you're done whatever you wanted to do. Hopes this makes things easier for some people...
11-11-2009, 10:14 PM #51
11-11-2009, 11:02 PM #52
I dont know how to use terminal can someone please help me. When you type is it suppose to be just a black screen, because when i follow all the steps nothing happens, nothing to let me know if it worked or not. Is that normal?
11-12-2009, 12:19 AM #53
11-12-2009, 12:38 AM #54
how many times do we all have to re-explain how to change root password? OK ONE MORE TIME:
new passwordkillall Terminal
11-12-2009, 12:55 AM #55
11-12-2009, 04:29 AM #56
11-12-2009, 07:39 AM #57
Changing your password in winSCP
No wonder you have to keep repeating yourself. The command you gave is just WRONG!
the passwd command has 2 s' in it.
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11-12-2009, 08:27 AM #58
You forgot to mention that you'll need to type in your current password (alpine) after the step "type su root at the shell prompt and tap enter".21.5" iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 l 15" MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 l 17" PowerBook 1.67 GHz
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11-12-2009, 08:31 AM #59
i cant get mobile terminal to work. when i install it and open it on my springboard, it goes to a screen with half black and half keyboard. the key presses dont work, nothing happens even if i type in the correct commands, and all i can do is hold my finger int he black area and a popup menu appears which is also useless. btw i am on a 8gb 2g 3.1.2 att not unlocked or hacktivated, jb'ed using blackrain. any ideas, i tried to use the terminal in winscp but it kept freezing
11-12-2009, 12:30 PM #60
I'm actually really surprised that this sort of thing is coming out just now. When I installed SSH and found out there's a default password, I switched it out right away.
There just hasn't been any urgency towards doing that, though. It seems really amateur that very few people have been informed about the importance of changing their passwords from a default. Even the initial install of the SSH module should have prompted the user for a password or something.