Changing SSH password

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  1. josh0403

    josh0403 Member

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    I saw a guide for this before, but now I cant find it again.

    So, how do I change the ssh password using the Mobile Terminal?
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    gojohnnyboi Well-Known Member

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    1, it's ssh.

    2. use the passwd command, if i recall correctly.
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    mikec1985 Active Member

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    I wouldn't do that if I were you. People change it then forget the password and then post "I forgot my ssh password, Im new what do I do".
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    gojohnnyboi Well-Known Member

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    what's the worst case scenario? restore? oh well...

    i have like 9gb of stuff and it doesn't take that long to sync over high speed usb
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    I'm pretty sure ill be fine. Its not exactly hard to remember a password. And the fact its saved in CuteFTP helps. Plus I can just restore if I do forget it.

    Fixed the typos. Not exactly sure why I keep typing SHH.
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you know how vulnerable you are without changing the password? If SSH is turned on and we're on the same network, and you haven't changed your password, I can delete every file on your device.
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    Which would be a good reason to have WEP or WPA Encryption turned on
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, but you could be on a public network, or even have a trickster friend at your house. My friend screwed with my iPod, and later I screwed with his. Better safe than sorry, that's all.
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    Most likely if two people are on the same network they are pretty close to each other and if any one deletes files on my ipod the closest guy with a computer is getting it stolen along with his ipod

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    Btw, I just remembered where the tutorial for changing the password was. Its in cydia.

    So yea, problem solved. gojohnnyboi was correct, just needed to make sure.

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