Hacker Holds iPhone Hostage While Exposing Security Vulnerabilities

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  1. LssThanThree

    LssThanThree Active Member

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    Change those default SSH passwords!
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  2. NinetyFour

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    Ok, so how do I secure my iDevice from this?
  3. ICanHaziPod

    ICanHaziPod New Member

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    How do I change my root password?
  4. LssThanThree

    LssThanThree Active Member

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    Install MobileTerminal, and use these commands:

    su
    (default password is "alpine")
    passwd
    (enter new root password twice)
  5. JIMIneitor

    JIMIneitor Banned

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    ok, im glad it doesnt affect ipods, true?
  6. LssThanThree

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    In a way it can, but i think he'll need to physically have it in his hands for that.
  7. SkylarEC

    SkylarEC Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Lol, this threat only plays on the stupid. If you don't want this cat to mess with your phone, walk out of the room, out of the WiFi signal that he is currently on. He can do nothing if you and he are on different networks.

    If he planted something onto your phone, a daemon, MS extension, or whatever, who cares? Just back up your device and restore. It's not like rejailbreaking it is a difficult task.

    This isn't even close to newsworthy. Any idiot can do an IP scan to get iPhone ips and probe those for SSH access. If you are actually worried about this, then change your root and mobile passwords. It's a super easy process.
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    But our god MuscleNerd tweeted it!
  9. ZombieKiller

    ZombieKiller Banned

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    What are going to do...

    Call my friends?! HAH!
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    Can't you just turn off SSH? Which most people already do to save battery.

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