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Biggest Apple Account Theft Ever Hits Only JailBroken iOS Devices
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User Rank: Moderator
9/1/2015 | 11:00:05 AM
The message here is...
The message here is that we need to be careful with our jailbroken devices and stop downloading things from questionable sources, secure our root passwords, change our root passwords, and ultimately, just stop doing stupid things with our devices. Realistically, this kind of thing only happens because the end user is uneducated about the happenings of security. They want the freedom but don't consider the risks associated with it.
User Rank: Apprentice
9/1/2015 | 10:25:40 AM
load of crap
This is a problem that exists on any device that runs Linux or Unix if you don't secure root leaving the root users account with the default "alpine" password you are asking for trouble. I have done a lot of development with the dev team for years on jailbreak and it is either people not securing the shell or lack of producing a method like that which was present in the pangu jailbreak to provide a intuitive process to secure the shell for the user. There is also a problem with people downloading packages in cydia from questionable repositories outside the cydia trusted repo list. However though the pangu provided solution of securing your root password, being a good example of a solution to avoid much grief and secure your jailbroken device, I found they were securing my root user account but not informing me what the root user account password was changed to. So to those out there who want to secure your root user account download mobileterminal from cydia and change your root password from the default alpine and don't download any questionable packages from untrusted repos.

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