1. rbiro's Avatar
    No. There are zero security risks associated with JB ur phone that arent present with a stock iphone...
    Absolutely incorrect.
    Once you jailbreak, you need to remote into your phone and change the root and mobile passwords from the stock 'alpine' to anything else.

    Why?
    How to Secure your Jailbroken iPhone from SSH Hack
    A Dutch hacker recently threatened all jailbroken iPhone users with a proof of concept showing that their phones stand vulnerable to high risk and are absolutely unsafe after being jailbroken. He made use of port scanning method to find jailbroken iPhones in his country Netherlands running with SSH. He then sent unaware and totally off guard users a SMS message which read: "Your iPhones been hacked because its really insecure! Please visit doiop.com/iHacked and secure your iPhone right now! Right now, I can access all your files.".

    Instructions can be found at Cydia:
    Root Password How-To
    10-12-2010 01:43 PM
  2. bschroed37's Avatar
    This is true, but only if you install an SSH program on your iPhone and leave it open. As long as you don't leave your SSH program open (or just don't download it) no one should be able to access your phone.
    10-12-2010 02:20 PM
  3. mascott's Avatar
    No. There are zero security risks associated with JB ur phone that arent present with a stock iphone...
    What's good with ya? I'm new to all of this jailbreaking stuff and you seem like the go-to person to keep me on track! This is my first post and i'm coming over from the blackberry world! I have been doing a lot of research and reading thru plenty of threads to help me out! I'm ready to dive off into jailbreaking, but for reason my access has been cut off to certain threads, ex. the one talking about tiny umbrella! so without flaming me, can you tell me if i need to use that or continue with jailbreaking? I can care less about being able to unlock my iphone now or in the future! Thanks in advance!
    10-12-2010 02:20 PM
  4. farbod21's Avatar
    Thats ONLY if youve installed Open SSH chief, which has been posted 15 times in this forum....

    Absolutely incorrect.
    Once you jailbreak, you need to remote into your phone and change the root and mobile passwords from the stock 'alpine' to anything else.

    Why?
    How to Secure your Jailbroken iPhone from SSH Hack
    A Dutch hacker recently threatened all jailbroken iPhone users with a proof of concept showing that their phones stand vulnerable to high risk and are absolutely unsafe after being jailbroken. He made use of port scanning method to find jailbroken iPhones in his country Netherlands running with SSH. He then sent unaware and totally off guard users a SMS message which read: "Your iPhones been hacked because its really insecure! Please visit doiop.com/iHacked and secure your iPhone right now! Right now, I can access all your files.".

    Instructions can be found at Cydia:
    Root Password How-To
    10-12-2010 02:22 PM
  5. Miggs2002's Avatar
    have you guys learnt nothing on here yet?

    if farbod speaks, you listen, he doesn't lie and knows pretty much anything needed to know about JB be it limera1n or greenpois0n.
    10-12-2010 02:28 PM
  6. soulfulzeta's Avatar
    Can somebody answer this question. Which JB is better? Limera1n or Greenpois0n?
    10-12-2010 02:52 PM
  7. farbod21's Avatar
    Can somebody answer this question. Which JB is better? Limera1n or Greenpois0n?
    They are probably the same... Until some testing and comparison can be done, your guess is as good as mine.

    I went with greenpois0n, just because star was so good before it...
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    10-12-2010 02:58 PM
  8. RepoJoe's Avatar
    Agree with Miggs2002.
    10-12-2010 03:02 PM
  9. Ashere's Avatar
    What is open ssh?
    10-12-2010 03:20 PM
  10. Ashere's Avatar
    I have tried changing my ssh just for the heck of it and mobile terminal won't launch. Do I need the ssh app installed first?
    10-12-2010 03:22 PM
  11. farbod21's Avatar
    I have tried changing my ssh just for the heck of it and mobile terminal won't launch. Do I need the ssh app installed first?
    If you are on iOS 4.x you need to get Mobile Terminal 426. The other version wont work...

    Open SSH is an encrypted communication protocol that allows you to connect with your iphone and edit the files... Once enabled, you need to change the passwords for both root and mobile for security reasons...

    If you are not using open ssh, then there is no reason to change your PWs...
    10-12-2010 03:28 PM
  12. Ashere's Avatar
    Thanks again for the help!
    10-12-2010 03:29 PM
  13. farbod21's Avatar
    Just a quick FYI, many programs have been updated on cydia... Display recorder and retinasizer can now install on 4.1
    10-12-2010 03:32 PM
  14. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Can somebody answer this question. Which JB is better? Limera1n or Greenpois0n?
    6 of one half dozen of the other.

    I used limera1n cause it was out on Saturday and I missed my JB when I bought the iPhone4.

    Really use either.
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    10-12-2010 03:33 PM
  15. soulfulzeta's Avatar
    They are probably the same... Until some testing and comparison can be done, your guess is as good as mine.

    I went with greenpois0n, just because star was so good before it...
    Thanks so much.
    10-12-2010 03:54 PM
  16. wsm23#IM's Avatar
    @farbod21,

    I have my IP4 jailbroken with limera1n, when I tried to download My3g while downloading my phone went to the black Apple screen and is stuck there. What do I need to do to fix this? Thanks
    10-12-2010 04:13 PM
  17. aggreyj's Avatar
    This doesn't work for me with my 3G Ipad following the directions. It gets to the point where I'm in DFU mode and I click the Jailbreak button in the program. It turns my IPad back on and the green progress bar fills but then when my IPad gets to the lock screen the button says Jailbreak Failed and Restart to Retry. Several attempts same results.
    10-12-2010 04:15 PM
  18. mascott's Avatar
    If i'm jailbreaking for the first time, is there a reason why i would need to use tiny umbrella if i don't care about being able to unlock my phone or not?
    10-12-2010 04:16 PM
  19. farbod21's Avatar
    @farbod21,

    I have my IP4 jailbroken with limera1n, when I tried to download My3g while downloading my phone went to the black Apple screen and is stuck there. What do I need to do to fix this? Thanks
    I would stay away from my3g (I dont use those rock apps to begin with) for now, until they upgrade it. I have heard it is giving people issues...

    Anyway, give it a hard reboot by holding down sleep and power buttons... What happens after reboot?
    10-12-2010 04:53 PM
  20. farbod21's Avatar
    If i'm jailbreaking for the first time, is there a reason why i would need to use tiny umbrella if i don't care about being able to unlock my phone or not?
    Yes. You should save your SHSH blobs on tiny umbrella in case you need to downgrade at some point in the future...
    10-12-2010 04:54 PM
  21. wsm23#IM's Avatar
    I would stay away from my3g (I dont use those rock apps to begin with) for now, until they upgrade it. I have heard it is giving people issues...

    Anyway, give it a hard reboot by holding down sleep and power buttons... What happens after reboot?
    I get the same screen, black with the Apple logo?!?
    10-12-2010 05:02 PM
  22. farbod21's Avatar
    I get the same screen, black with the Apple logo?!?
    Id just do a do a restore and start again...

    1. Turn the device completely off and disconnect it from cable/dock.
    2. Hold down the home button.
    3. While holding down the home button connect to a computer with a cable (easiest) or dock.
    4. Keep holding down the home button until you see a connect-to-itunes screen You are now in recovery mode.
    10-12-2010 05:09 PM
  23. farbod21's Avatar
    Everything ported over... Theme full upgraded and running... Now I can go to sleep...

    10-12-2010 05:20 PM
  24. wsm23#IM's Avatar
    Id just do a do a restore and start again...

    1. Turn the device completely off and disconnect it from cable/dock.
    2. Hold down the home button.
    3. While holding down the home button connect to a computer with a cable (easiest) or dock.
    4. Keep holding down the home button until you see a connect-to-itunes screen You are now in recovery mode.
    Worked like a champ, I want to thank you very much for your help!
    10-12-2010 05:23 PM
  25. mascott's Avatar
    Yes. You should save your SHSH blobs on tiny umbrella in case you need to downgrade at some point in the future...
    appreciate the quick reply!
    10-12-2010 05:47 PM
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