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dottie

I wonder how long it will be until someone's iPhone is hacked and their personal data stolen, say, at a Starbucks or something, because the user didn't change the root password but did install something like SSH.

If you've installed Installer.app and SSH, do yourself a favor: type passwd into an SSH session on your iPhone and change your root password.

4 Responses to "dottie"

  1. Does the root account activated on the iPhone (it is not with Mac OS X client) ?

  2. Or someone releases a rogue application ...

  3. durr said on September 15, 2007:

    Does the root account activated on the iPhone (it is not with Mac OS X client) ?

    The root account, I believe, is the only account on the iPhone. As soon as someone installs an application (FTP, SSH) which allows access it is vulnerable.

  4. Isn't there a "mobile" account as well - I thought I remembered reading that somewhere.


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