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    Default SSH - Root password question
    Hey there is a root password for all iPhones right? Jailbreaked or not jailbreaked.

    So if my iPhone is not jailbreaked is there a default root password on it?

    Cuz I heared that iPhones/Ipods can get hacked if there root password is not changed....not sure if it is right...

    But thanks if you explain to me cuz im not a big fan of SSH so I dunno a lot about it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by robben10 View Post
    Hey there is a root password for all iPhones right? Jailbreaked or not jailbreaked.

    So if my iPhone is not jailbreaked is there a default root password on it?

    Cuz I heared that iPhones/Ipods can get hacked if there root password is not changed....not sure if it is right...

    But thanks if you explain to me cuz im not a big fan of SSH so I dunno a lot about it...
    There is no way to gain root access via SSH without jailbreaking, so you don't need to worry about that if you're not jailbroken. Of course, it is still possible some hacker might find some other vulnerability in the firmware and gain access to your device that way. This could have happened with the SMS vulnerability that was found not long after 3.0 came out. However, there's not really anything you can do to protect yourself against this type of attack (it isn't likely to happen anyway).

    If you are jailbroken, you should change your root password immediately. Follow this guide.

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