Hackers descend on the iPhone

Wednesday, 4 July 2007, 12:19 PM EST

The race to hack the iPhone is on. Forum threads are buzzing with action, but so far the only achievements are the downloading of the iPhone firmware, and some sniffing of the traffic over the USB cable between iTunes and iPhone.

The root password, and that of the default user, named "mobile" have also been cracked. That's significant as the root account gives access to the deepest levels of the operating system (it is also called the "superuser"), but there is no terminal access to enable a login yet.

At Wired.

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