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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
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    Default 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 UPDATES
    • (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


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    Nice, especially for all the people that are not aware of this issue!
    Good work!

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    yea i saw that.
    rockapp is awesome




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    I really like what this company is bringing to the table, in spite of all the flak they get here. Good for them!

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    Hmm, maybe I'll take another look at rockapp

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    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!!!!

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    nice
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    what about root?
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dtay View Post
    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.
    Bah you!!!!......Its not a gimmick to get you to install...you would already have to have it installed to get the message!!! I love Cydia....but have recently downloaded Rock App...and I must say that the pro's to have it is awesome...fast load and update compared to Cydia!.....Will I uninstall cydia..no, but to disrespect Rock like you did is absurd!

    Special thanks to Saurik and the makers of Rock to bring "choice" to my iPhone!!!

    Peace Out!!!
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    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




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    Quote Originally Posted by dtay View Post
    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.
    This isn't a selling point. They are just trying to help their users who were previously unaware of the exploit and/or how to rectify it. How does this move by them in anyway suggest they are working against the "community"? Better still, why must they only distribute apps that rely upon mobile substrate? They felt the need to create rock extensions and that in no way inhibits mobile substrate. I use Rock AND Cydia. They both have their strong points. I also disable rock extensions because I don't run any apps that require it, and I see no need to enable it until I do so. I find myself using Rock most of the time because it's faster and the convenience of their built in backup is awesome. AptBackup, in my experience, does not backup my user added sources, but Rock does. That having been said I can't find anywhere to check the change logs for updated apps in Rock, so I use Cydia for that. I also use Cydia to search for, dare I say it, cracked Cydia/Rock apps, because Rock hides those from the search, and can only be found by checking each of my added sources.

    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!
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    Wooowww , it's mean ROCK know your root password....

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    once again rock comes through

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    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......
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    I had already changed my password long ago, but it told me to change it too?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhekt View Post
    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......
    Prob because rock bricked your phone,...lol
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dtay View Post
    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.
    They have no sense of community? What are you even talking about? Clearly you've never used the app.

    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by romeo_herman View Post
    Wooowww , it's mean ROCK know your root password....:
    haha nope. fail.

    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 08:15 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    ^+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

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