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How to Change the Root Password

Since a jailbroken device can run any code, jailbreaking does open your device to potential vulnerabilities.  A service you can install on a jailbroken device, called SSH, would allow a hacker to remotely take control of your device and access all content on it.  The reason is that all iDevices use the same root password: alpine.  It is highly recommended that you change your root password after jailbreaking.

First, download OpenSSH, and MobileTerminal.  Next, run MobileTerminal (it will be called “Terminal”),  type “su root” (without quotes), and supply the password “alpine” (without quotes).  Then, type “passwd” (without quotes), and supply the new password.  You also may want to change the password for mobile (the regular user account).  To change mobile’s password, assuming you are still su’d as root, just type “passwd mobile” (without quotes), and supply the new password.

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