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    Default [3.0] Safe to change root/mobile passwords?

    since i am running openssh i was wondering if it is safe to change the passwords for root and mobile. right now i turn ssh off through sbsettings, but after a reboot it is enabled again..

    so, has anyone actually tried changing those on firmware 3.0? if yes, are there any negative side effects..?



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    I don't see what negative side effects there could be for changing the default SSH passwords. root/alpine are well known in the iPhone community.

    An iTunes restore will bring it all back to the defaults.
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    If it's any validation, I'm running a 3GS with 3.0, jailbroken with ultrasn0w. I hopped in to terminal and changed both my mobile and root passwords about a week and a half ago. Haven't had any issues since.

    Can't think of anything that doing so would break, but regardless, in practice it hasn't caused me any problems.

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    Changing the passwords is actually recommended. You avoid the risk of a break-in when you're on a public Wifi network (or even, in some countries, through your operator's GPRS/3G network!).
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