iOS 4.1 Jailbreak and Security

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  1. tbb

    tbb New Member

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    Hello Folks,

    i would like to Jailbreak my ipodtouch 4g because of HDR functionality and also of some nice features (SBSettings for example).

    But one thing keep me apart of it. Security!

    For example i do my bank orders with the idevice, how i can be sure the jailbreak does not open a door for black hat's, which allow them to harm me.

    Let me explain, i really like an open device, to secure it (firewall …, security holes which aren't fixed by apple that fast ), but as i said, how can i be sure secure

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    b-mac 39 Well-Known Member

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    Change your root password and you will be safe from nearly everything.

    The other 1% is user installed.
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    You can't be sure cause it's an open OS and everything can be installed.

    Don't add any suspicious repos and use just the officially ones.
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    How do we change our root password? I have seen that the default is 'alpine' but not how to change it?

    Thanks in advance
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    As stated, most attacks on privacy occur over SSH. You can change your root password, but the safest bet is to disable SSH unless you need to use it.
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    SSH is a seperate program that needs installing yes? Meaning its not just there as part of cydia by default?
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    SSH isn't installed by default but many veterans use it cause it's a very nice feature. You can use SB settings to disable it and use a terminal command to change the password.
    It's common knowledge that the default is
    root
    alpine

    Like the first guy said, 99% of it is SSH, other 1% is user installed.
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    To change it, go into Mobile Terminal and type in:

    su root

    Enter password:

    alpine

    Then to change the password you type:

    passwd

    Then type in the old and the new one.
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    thanks for the advices with ssh, but i allready known this before. (perhaps it helps others who read this thread.)

    I'm affraid, that some blackhat's have made it allready to get in Cydia's trusted sources. Who is in control to verify those sources? And how about the jailbreak itself (i don't wan't to blame those developers which help us to jailbreak the device), but how i am able to find out, that no one has anything installed in first place?

    I am not paranoid or something but from 1G to 4G i have ever asked myself those questions?

    BTW, sorry for the typos and grammer which i have may written
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    no answers around?

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