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12-01-2009, 07:14 PM #1
RockApp Update Brings SSH Security: Another Reason To Use RockApp
I just noticed an update to the RockApp and after installing, and rebooting, I was prompted by RockApp with a note that told me my SSH Password was still at the default of 'alpine' and that I should change my password immediately. (I just restored recently and had not done this yet)
After accepting the pop-up, I was able to enter in a new password. I was then informed that the password had been successfully changed.
Most of you have probably already changed your passwords by now, but if you haven't, this is possibly the easiest way to do so without entering the terminal.
Not only does this update bring an easy way to change your SSH Password, I believe this is another huge step forward for RockApp and another reason you should use both Cydia AND RockApp. I am starting to use RockApp more and more, and the stability just keeps getting better and better.
- (2.15.3 Update - Bug Fix for Apps with Space in Name)
- Warning for SSH - mobile/root passwords as default 'alpine'
- Force Removal option for "stuck" packages
- RockID Manage View now shows lists of Purchase Apps
- Added forgot password link
- Ability to disable MobileSubstrate Extensions via Extension Manager
- Fix: Removal of sources added via Package
- Fix: Upgrade/Dependency Installs Fixed
- Fix: For purchasing apps when can't find catalog
- Fix: Adding user entered repos sometimes points to wrong repo url
- Fix: Homepage Tag
RockApp Store Projects $2Mil/Year
RockApp Launches 2.0
Rock Your Phone [ LAUNCH ] - iPhone Application Stores Abound
Last edited by Nick Hesson; 12-02-2009 at 04:59 AM.
12-01-2009, 07:20 PM #2
Nice, especially for all the people that are not aware of this issue!
12-01-2009, 07:24 PM #3
yea i saw that.
rockapp is awesome
12-01-2009, 07:29 PM #4
I really like what this company is bringing to the table, in spite of all the flak they get here. Good for them!
12-01-2009, 07:39 PM #5
Hmm, maybe I'll take another look at rockapp
12-01-2009, 07:40 PM #6
my friend is technologically impaired when it comes to jailbreaking, so this will really help him. He has openssh installed, but doesnt have a clue that anyone else can access his ipod.
If i helped, don't be afraid to hit the thanks button. It won't bite!!!!
How may I hack you?
12-01-2009, 07:59 PM #7
Last edited by oskr7; 12-01-2009 at 08:03 PM.
12-01-2009, 08:09 PM #8
what about root?-----------------------------------------------------------
My brother was eaten by wolves on the NJ Turnpike.
12-01-2009, 08:11 PM #9
You can already do this with terminal. What a crappy selling point to get people to install their stupid app. They have no sens of community and the apps they sell don't follow MobileSubstrate. Fail.
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12-01-2009, 08:16 PM #10
Special thanks to Saurik and the makers of Rock to bring "choice" to my iPhone!!!
Peace Out!!!Main Phone: HTC ONE & Note 2 - Work: iPhone 4s - Tablet: iPad 2, The best of both worlds!
12-01-2009, 08:20 PM #11
yea rock is much much better,
i find myself using it more often now,
but still cydia is amazing
cydia is like Shaquille Oneal
Rock is like Dwight Howard
12-01-2009, 08:25 PM #12
Point being: both are good, neither one is perfect, and they both have their uses, and as such both have a permanent place on my home screen. Enough said!
Last edited by politicalslug; 12-01-2009 at 08:27 PM.
12-01-2009, 08:28 PM #13
Wooowww , it's mean ROCK know your root password....
12-01-2009, 08:30 PM #14
once again rock comes through
12-01-2009, 08:32 PM #15
yeah, downloaded rocks update a few hours ago. but funny, i never saw the popup that told me i needed to change root password from default......killall Terminal
12-01-2009, 08:44 PM #16
I had already changed my password long ago, but it told me to change it too?!?
12-01-2009, 08:55 PM #17
12-01-2009, 09:11 PM #18
Rock is asking to change the "mobile" user password, not "root". And if Rock had bricked your phone, it wouldn't be asking for anything. Geez...
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12-01-2009, 09:15 PM #19
RockApp has the ability to leave reviews and comments on apps, even Cydia apps. Possibly the closest you get to a community that is integrated into an installer. Cydia does not offer this.
However, RockApp is not meant to replace Cydia you guys! It's not a battle between the two. The store may compete, as far as how they handle commission and such, but the two are separate and BOTH are useful in combination.
Cydia will get an update in the future to do the same types of things but we just have to patient for that. In the mean time, RockApp provides some great solutions to areas that Cydia misses and therefore they work hand in hand.
RockApp is simply running a script to see if the word alpine is already being used as a password. If it is, it simply automates the same process you do in terminal to change it.
On second thought.. Quick!!! Turn your iPhone off! RockApp is out to get you! Uh-Oh.
Stop being so paranoid.
Last edited by Nick Hesson; 12-01-2009 at 09:15 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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12-01-2009, 09:20 PM #20
^+1. Geez. A wiseman once said, ignorance is the mother of stupidity. Anyways...yes, Rock is taking over the world..one iPhone at a time. Sigh