Nov 07 2009

How to change the SSH passsword on your iPhone

Published by at 8:44 am under Apple/Mac,Encryption,Hacking,Simple Security

I mentioned a couple of days ago that once you jailbreak your iPhone, you’ve bypassed many of the security protections Apple put in place.  One of the biggest concerns once you do this is the SSH service running on the iPhone, since it’s relatively easy to find the default password for the phone (it’s ‘alpine’).  My solution is to use SBSettings and simply turn off SSH on the iPhone all together.  But if you have reason to leave SSH running, you need to at least change the password, especially if you’re going to any security conventions or will be traveling through target rich environments that might draw the attention of malicious elements (aka, hackers).  You know, places like airports, train stations, Las Vegas, New York, etc.

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