Secure iPhone from Hacking

As reported by large number of sources, a Dutch hacker hacked a user’s Jailbroken iPhone and locked it unless it pays a mentioned amount to the Hacker.

A Proof of concept comes from the Forum post by the targetted user on a Dutch forum. The message on iPhone says:

“Your iPhone’s been hacked because it’s really insecure! Please visit and secure your iPhone right now! Right now, I can access all your files.”

A  URL is displayed that redirects  to Paypal and requests €5 in exchange for instructions that explain how to remove the hack.

How did he get in? Easy: All iPhones have a default root password. Those who forget to change it are vulnerable to attack.

So here is a tutorial that will let you change your SSH Password easily, so tha tno longer you are vulnerable to this hack.

The guide is valid if you have  AutoSSH installed.

Step 1. Install “Mobile Terminal” from Cydia, if you don`t have it already, and open it.

Step 2. Use this command `su` to gain root priveledges. It will ask you password which is default `alpine` then type `passwd` specify a 5 digit password or longer and confirm it. The Below Screenshot will help you:

You can also change your regular user `mobile` password using same command `passwd`

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