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  • Jailbreakers: Beware of Fake Greenpois0n Websites
    Jailbreakers: Beware of Fake Greenpois0n Websites

    As the jailbreak community eagerly awaits the latest jailbreak for iOS 4.1, some unscrupulous individuals have decided to exploit the situation for personal gain. A website, using greenp0isonís name, but a .info instead of a .com domain, has been set up to trick users into giving out personal information. The site invites users to download their software, but then starts phishing for personal information, such as Facebook login info, phone numbers and more. A YouTube video demonstrating the Jailbreak process and linking you to the fake site is also circulating, making this site seem all the more legitimate.

    On this fake site, a large download button invites you to download the latest Jailbreak for all Apple iOS 4.1 devices. When you click this button, instead of downloading any software, you get a window that asks you to complete a survey before you can unlock the promised software. Out of curiosity, I actually completed a survey with fake information, just to see where it would lead, but the site just kept asking for more personal information. Beware of this website, it does not Jailbreak anything!

    Developers are feverously working to bring actual Jailbreak software to the masses as soon as possible. According to twitter account @p0sixninja,

    ďI see a few fake greenpois0ns popping up. Don't be fooled, it's probably a virus. Greenpois0n is the official site,Ē he states.

    Iím sure Apple will be quick to point out this incident as reason enough to maintain tight control over the iOS platform. Unfortunately, trickery of this sort is sure to follow, as the Jailbreak community continues to evolve.

    I canít wait to see what legitimate Jailbreak developers come out with next. Till then, I eagerly await an untethered Jailbreak for my iPhone 4.

    Source: Barry Becker
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Jailbreakers: Beware of Fake Greenpois0n Websites started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 49 Comments
    1. JayWheelz's Avatar
      JayWheelz -
      Not surprising that somebody would create something like this.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Luckily I'm not stupid and didn't fall for it

      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
    1. sinister's Avatar
      sinister -
      Bleh and I thought i have seen it all, wish these guys would get a life
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      It was there since yesterday, but I knew it was fake...
    1. Captinsmooth's Avatar
      Captinsmooth -
      Anything for a buck
    1. soulthoughts's Avatar
      soulthoughts -
      We can add oilrain to that list.
    1. Jaywu's Avatar
      Jaywu -
      I actually saw that site before I went to work this morning, thinking to myself how I couldn't wait to get off so I could try it. Thanks for the heads up MMi!!!
    1. epiqism's Avatar
      epiqism -
      and, again, users' posts in the general jailbreak section are not credited for giving a warning >__>
    1. tremerone's Avatar
      tremerone -
      ....any site that wants me to do a survey is enough to scare me off!

      Quote Originally Posted by soulthoughts View Post
      We can add oilrain to that list.
      I still think sh*tra1n was the best fake jailbreak to ever cause a hype amongst the unknowing!
    1. Nefarious's Avatar
      Nefarious -
      From a marketing standpoint, this is genius, but as someone eagerly waiting for the jailbreak, it blows.
    1. ShredNasty's Avatar
      ShredNasty -
      Lolz@ sh*tra1n!!!!

      I really don't think "credit" is due here. A bag of stomped goose turds should know better than to fall for a fake jb, if not in the name or the fact that the internet isn't on fire, then by the survey request. If you take random jailbreak videos as fact, well, you deserve whatever happens to your computer. Anyone who stated the obvious isn't really due anything IMO.
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Site is gone as far as my isp is concerned.
    1. Pronup's Avatar
      Pronup -
      I hate arses like this
    1. Thelongamer's Avatar
      Thelongamer -
      Haha I did the same thing and saw this before school and I wad so excited to come home and jailbreak but I hesitated because something seemed odd and I didn't want to put out personal info. Turns out my suspicions were correct. Thanks MMi!
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      "LOL, this is being reported?! I ran into like three of these EXACTLY like this TO THE "T" on iOS 4.0! They had the fake vids and everything. The only difference is they were using the LimeRa1n name instead. P.S. To whomever it may concern, you need to fix your damn links. Like 30% of the time I click one it asks me if I want to download *.php. I'm using the latest Firefox browser.

      Oh, and by the way, I wasn't actually stupid enough to give my info to those sites. Lol.
    1. gafu's Avatar
      gafu -
      It's actually simple to NOT get fooled.....If it's not on here,or tweeted by the devs,it's fake!
    1. abujala's Avatar
      abujala -
      Quote Originally Posted by soulthoughts View Post
      We can add oilrain to that list.
    1. eddietah's Avatar
      eddietah -
      Thanks for the head-up hope no modmyi forumers fall for this
    1. zak2725's Avatar
      zak2725 -
      Thanks .
    1. Zenitram's Avatar
      Zenitram -
      Thanks for keeping us informed!