iPhone root password cracked in three days

The information came from an an official Apple iPhone restore image (rename as a zip file and extract). The archive contains two .dmg disk images: a password encrypted system image and an unencrypted user image. By delving into the unencrypted image inquisitive hackers were able to discover that all iPhones ship with predefined passwords to the accounts ‘mobile’ and ‘root’, the last of which being the name of the privileged administration account on UNIX based systems.

Cool :)

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