Jailbroken: Is it Possible to Disable Raw File Access?

tateu

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Jan 27, 2012
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Is it possible to disable Raw File System access via USB on a jailbroken iPhone 4s running IOS 5.0.1? I don't have anything super secret on my device but it would be nice to know if I ever lost it that it would be a little harder than just plugging it into any old computer and loading up iFunBox to grab my address book (/var/mobile/Library/AddressBook/AddressBook.sqlitedb), emails (/var/mobile/Library/Mail), sms (/var/mobile/Library/SMS/sms.db), etc.

I have openSSH installed with root and mobile passwords changed from the default but iFunBox on Windows 7 still has full read/write access to the entire file system when my device is plugged in via USB. Even with openSSH disabled it has full access.
 

Intell

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If you have a passcode enabled, the iPhone will not allow an unauthorized computer to access its contents until you authorize the computer be entering your passcode into the iPhone. This also works to disallow access to the camera roll.
 

tateu

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So simple. Thanks. I never thought to actually try it in a computer that wasn't already authorized. Stupid me.
 

Intell

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But remember, if you or someone else plugs it into an unauthorized computer when it is unlocked, that computer gets added until you reset your iPhone's contents.
 
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