iPhone OpenSHH, am I safe without it?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by johndope83, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. johndope83
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    Ei guys! I've finally jailbroke my iphone a few days ago!:D Best decision I have ever made!!!! I never get why apple put so many limitations to their iDevices! SBSettings is a life saver! Best tweak/app ever!

    Anyway, enough of my babbling. I've read around the net about phonehacking thru SHH because of not changing this default password (alpine??) on our iDevices. The paranoid that I am :p just want to ask if I don't install OpenSHH am I safe from this? Trying to google my way to find the answer but I can't get a straight one.

    So am I safe if I don't install OpenSHH? I don't want to mess around with my iPhone that much... not that tech savvy! Hehehe!!!

    Hope you can help me out! Thanks! KCCO!!!
     
  2. labman
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    The smart thing is to change the password or don't use it if your not going to change it. I would never keep alpine but at the end of the day what you do is up to you, it's your risk not mine. here is a tutorial http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=5883
     
  3. johndope83
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    thanks for the link labman! So basically if i don't install it and use it I am safe right?
     
  4. Menneisyys2
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    You can safely install it, provided

    1, you do change the root password AND

    2, you use SBSettings to quickly disable it when you don't need it.
     
  5. glsillygili
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    change your password in mobileterminal or use ifile on the device itself or use
    iexplorer on your computer for a wired connection
     
  6. gngan
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    You are not answering OP's question. Of cause there's way to safely install SSH but OP doesn't use it.

    OP: You are safe as long as you don't install it. IF you were to install in then it's highly recommended to change the password.
     

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