How to Install OpenSSH on your iPhone and change your default passwords (Secure iPhone from Viruses)

I think you guys have red about the virus for jailbroken iPhones. It uses a ssh connection to your iPhone and most people forget to change the root and mobile user’s default password. So some crackers are using this security whole to infect your iPhone with viruses. Here a solution how to solve this problem:

  1. Go to Cydia and install OpenSSH
  2. Restart Iphone
  3. Install putty or another SSH Client on your Computer [Download Link]
  4. Find out your Iphones IP Address [Settings/Wi-Fi/Connected Network/DHCP/IP Address]
  5. Connect with putty to your Iphone
  6. Username: root
    Password: alpine
  7. Type passwd to change  your password for the root user (type once old password alpine and twice your new one)
  8. Now switch the user with su mobile
  9. Type passwd again to change the password for the mobile user (type once old alpine password and twice your new one)
  10. Done

admin on November 11th 2009 in Smartphones

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