iPod Virus'

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  1. ibizaGTi

    ibizaGTi New Member

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    I'm sure you have all heard the recent publicity about so called "Virus'" affecting iPod/iPhones.
    Now, as far as I know, the problems have been on very few iDevices, and have envolved people who have not changed their SSH password from the default "alpine".

    So I was reading round a few iPod news sites today, and it appears that a new "firewall" has been released. This got me thinking; is an Anti-Virus or firewall needed on iPod's with these new security risks.

    If it is, is there a legitimate one people can download?

    Thanks in advance for any input guys.
  2. Dragomer

    Dragomer New Member

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    The iphone/ipod touch filesystem is so closed that an antivirus program is not even necessary. The "virus" is only able to function because of the default login credentials for SSH. Change your SSH password and your fine. Besides how would you recommend running an antivirus program in the background aside from Backgrounder? Not to mention the battery/performance hog a program like that would more than likely be.
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    ibizaGTi New Member

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    Thats what i thought really, I chabged bot the root AND mobile passwords as soon as i installed OpenSSH. I also switch off SSH through SBSettings when not in use, so I should be pretty secure.
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    Although I would feel safer if some other repository made one(ie BigBoss, ModMyi, ZodTTD, etc). Sadly, I am thinking it will be a battery hog though. For now just change your SSH passwords via Mobile Terminal.
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    I think changing your passwords is the best thing to do right now.
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    what happens if you don't download SSH but use iphone Browser?
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    ibizaGTi New Member

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    The current "virus" only effects access through SSH, as far as I am aware. using USB transfer protocols should be fine.
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    That is why my friends don't use SSH. USB transfer ftw. And it's a lot safer.
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    I do USB transfer because, I like charging my iPod and making sure it's at 100%.
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    SSH is actually a very secure connection, the vulnerability exists only when users have either a default or easily "wordlist-able" password.

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