New iPhone Hack Can Steal Passwords from Locked Device

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bminor13

This is likely only possible because the two default logon/password combos for every iPhone/iPod are widely known - namely root/alpine and mobile/alpine. A knowledgeable person can therefore jailbreak your phone and SSH into it and have unrestricted access to the filesystem, as stated above.

If users, however, jailbroke their device and changed the password using the 'passwd' terminal command, then the would-be attacker wouldn't have as easy of a time stealing data.

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TheQuietShadow

Ha! Now tell me how the iPhone is better than Android... You can't!

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bminor13

...thats really besides the point.