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    Question Why changing the root password?

    Is there any need to change the root password?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Don_Ron View Post
    Is there any need to change the root password?
    I depends if you like privacy... If you are online, and you are running SSH, I could log in to your phone, brick it, or steal your data. Or both.

    Even better I could cause your iPhone to call a premium rate number, or send SMSs to a premium service in order to give me revenue.

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    I don't see why you shouldn't change it really.
    I doubt there is really a big chance that anyone would hack into your phone, but why leave the door open wide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1town View Post
    I doubt there is really a big chance that anyone would hack into your phone, but why leave the door open wide?
    Not true. I run a Linux server with SSH on it and I get about a dozen people a day trying various username/password combinations on it. I've had some people try 200-300 different logins.

    These are people who are running bots that scan entire blocks of IP addresses for computers that are running SSH servers. When they find one, they'll try hundreds of common login/password combinations on it. I'm sure they've already added the default iPhone accounts to their list of logins to try.

    So if you ever connect your iPhone directly to the internet, or if these people ever figure out how to SSH to iPhones over the EDGE network, then I can guarantee your iPhone will eventually get hacked if you don't change the default account settings.

 

 

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