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11-23-2009, 04:22 PM #41
Done confirmed with Winscp
On the iPhone:
The app to use on the iPhone is called MobileTerminal and it’s available for free in the Cydia store.
Once you have MobileTerminal installed, launch it and you should see a prompt saying this or similar:
iPhoneName: ~ Mobile$
At that prompt, type: passwd
You’ll be prompted for the ‘old’ (current) password for the mobile user. Enter this as the old password: alpine
You’ll then be prompted to enter the new password – so just type in your desired new password. Use good password principles if possible (long and stong). You will not see characters appearing on the screen as you type – that’s normal, not a concern.
You’ll then be prompted to re-enter the new password. Do that.
You should then be returned to the Mobile$ prompt that you started on when opening the MobileTerminal app. There’s no success message to say the password was changed – but if you’re returned to the prompt and do not get an error, the change was successful. And you’re done with change for the mobile account.
The second primary admin account for the iPhone is called root – so now you need to change that as well.
Type this to switch to the root user: login root
You’ll be prompted for the root user’s current password. Enter this: alpine
Type this to start the password change routine again: passwd
Enter the old password for root (it is ‘alpine’, same as for the mobile user) and enter your desired new password twice, just as you did for the mobile account
11-23-2009, 04:41 PM #42
ok changing the PW seems to hard, then download some toggles and keep ssh off if your not using it. love how this is the 3rd topic on this type of thing and people still seem to have issues with it, they dont deserve to have an iphoneOriginally Posted by ??????
11-23-2009, 04:51 PM #43
11-23-2009, 05:04 PM #44
I just saw a story on MSNBC on this and laughed because of this:
For example, Apple prevents users from switching service providers to unauthorized carriers and limits users to the approximately 100,000 programs that the company has vetted for installation on the device. There are thousands of unauthorized programs covering areas including Internet phone calls, WiFi access and pornography.
Really lol. Didn't know we couldn't get porn without being jailbroken.
Last edited by Cer0; 11-23-2009 at 05:50 PM.
11-23-2009, 05:16 PM #45
11-23-2009, 05:58 PM #46
another "worm" issue again,maybe started by Apple again
11-23-2009, 06:36 PM #47
11-23-2009, 07:29 PM #48
More worms? Can't these hackers just leave the iPhone and iPod touch alone?Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
11-23-2009, 07:49 PM #49
is the worm just effecting jailbroken iphones running openssh? the article doesn't really explain in great detail as to how an iphone is vulnerable to the attackComputers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.
- Popular Mechanics, 1949
11-23-2009, 07:52 PM #50
^ yes, actually I was reading on another forum today and a guy had posted screenies of his virus infested phone. This is for real people. Take heed.
11-23-2009, 07:56 PM #51
11-23-2009, 08:14 PM #52
Another thing one can do to pretect one self (in addition to disabling SSH when it's not needed and possibly switching off password auth in favor of key based auth) is to edit the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file on the device and uncommand/change the 'Port' setting.
Be default an SSH server usually listens on tcp port 22, but you can change that to, say,Code:
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11-23-2009, 08:28 PM #53
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11-24-2009, 01:09 AM #56
too bad my iphone is brokenI am not a jailbreak n00bI like to drink iPhoneahol...Circa 2008
11-24-2009, 08:03 AM #57
this is what showed up on her first gen iphone lastnight, her phone is unlocked and the ssh password was changed from alpine over a month ago...crazy right. Im glad mine is ok, so i had to do another restore for her at like 12:30