Discussion in 'iPod touch Firmware 2.X Jailbreak' started by jcas8593, Jul 28, 2008.
how do you change the password to openSSH?
Open an SSH session and execute passwd, then follow the prompts.
can you post a tutorial or something?
and send me the link
Open an SSH session.
Type in "passwd"
Follow the prompts.
ok. use a command line ssh client (like putty or a terminal will do for mac or linux)
ssh into your ipod
when you are in
type passwd root
then type the password you want to change it to
retype it and you are done
Just wondering, why do you want to change it?
Doesn't changing your password give you a spinning wheel of death on fw's above 1.1.3?
Because it's the same on all of them it means that as soon as you are using your device on an network anyone can log in to it with root access and do whatever they want. Not really an ideal situation. Please Register or Log in to view images
At least in 1.1.4 the passwd app was broken and needed to be replaced by a working one. After that it worked just fine though.
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Yes, under the BSD Subsystem. This is not a problem on iPhone OS 2.x using Cydia, and is highly recommended so that you don't have people SSHing in to your iPod and causing problems if you're on a hostile WiFi network (you'd be surprised what bots can do).
Alright thanks. I doubt it'd happen, but I changed it anyways.
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