Iphone runs all programs as Root. (Not Anymore)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by coffey7, May 19, 2008.

  1. coffey7 macrumors 6502a

    coffey7

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    What this video at the bottom of the link. scary stuff.

    http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2007/11/hacked-iphone-n.html

    "The attacker has complete control over the iPhone," Farrow says in the video. "An attacker can read your locally stored e-mail, can look at your web-browsing and calling history, can install new applications, can run those applications -- can essentially do anything that you can do with your iPhone."
     
  2. 7on macrumors 601

    7on

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    Not anymore. Software 1.1.3 I think took that away.
     
  3. wildcardd macrumors 6502a

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    The article was written in November. Over 6 months ago. I believe that the phone needs to be jailbroken before you can even attempt to do this.
     
  4. question fear macrumors 68020

    question fear

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    Maybe the title of this thread should be changed, since it's obviously not currently the case...it's a good warning for anyone who didn't upgrade their firmware, but doesn't apply to all iPhone users.
     
  5. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    1.0-1.1.2 ran everything as root.

    1.1.3-today runs most things as user 'mobile' w/o root access.

    Not gonna talk about 2.0 since I have no direct experience, but I can only imagine that it's all mostly running as 'mobile' still.
     
  6. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Sorry, you are quite a few months late.

    The main account is no longer Root for MONTHS.
     
  7. coffey7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm glad they fixed it. I didn't want anyone to have their bank account cleaned out. :)
     

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