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    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. drjailbreakMD's Avatar
      drjailbreakMD -
      Karma is a *****!!!!
    1. madczech's Avatar
      madczech -
      if it's not on MMi, I don't trust a thing
    1. mojan's Avatar
      mojan -
      You know the old saying "only fools rush in" follow trusted sources for your info.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Green poison is a good name for it.
    1. Ivel's Avatar
      Ivel -
      I could see how someone who has little to no experience with iPhones could get fooled by this... Its a shame, but hopefully most people know that if it does not come up as news on here, then there is no jailbreak.
    1. DisneyRicky's Avatar
      DisneyRicky -
      Well, at least they spelled jailbreak right this time! Haha xD
    1. tocaco's Avatar
      tocaco -
      DDoS attack to the .info site it is down.. haha. Haven't you guys seen crick3t jb tool? also a big as5 fake..
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      To everyone who saw this and couldn't wait to get home and install it....PLEASE, download the twitter app, add @comex, @musclenerd, @iPhone_Dev, @pod2g, @p0sixninja, etc.

      U will know when the jailbreak is rdy the second it is released!! And u will never be fooled by a fake jailbreak. All these guys know what they r doing, and ONLY these guys! Just a friendly tip!
    1. JonnyBoy123's Avatar
      JonnyBoy123 -
      Honestly I don't know how ppl fall for those scams! When u click the download button, it asks u to complete a freaking survey! That's enough to tell u that it's fake right there! It's the same as those pages on Facebook.... "I CANT BELIVE HE ACTUALLY DID THIS AND GOT AWAY WITH IT!!!" (click's on link) "Almost done! just fill out this survey asking you for personal and confidential info and then you can view this page!" Subscribe to MuscleNerd on Twitter. He will tell us when a REAL jailbreak is out.
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      douche bags lol
    1. Ikemann888's Avatar
      Ikemann888 -
      Thanks for a WARNING.
    1. Mr. Quackers's Avatar
      Mr. Quackers -
      I believe the site has been pulled as of now. At least according to my ISP, no where, no Google results and no direct entry of the domain name.
    1. MFDOOM44's Avatar
      MFDOOM44 -
      mannn, i hate hearing about stuff like this.

      but on a side note, i only follow reliable sources like modmyi and musclenerd's twitter.
    1. Aldog18's Avatar
      Aldog18 -
      I have no idea how people fall for those stupid surveys. Its unbelieveable. Good post for people that are just a little...slow
    1. skippyuk1's Avatar
      skippyuk1 -
      Thanks for keeping us informing us!!
    1. Trooper Sam's Avatar
      Trooper Sam -
      If it's not announced on MMI, it's a fake. No real JB site is going to pop up without proper fanfare.
    1. DaBigScoat's Avatar
      DaBigScoat -
      I saw that pop up on google yesterday, I wasn't even tempted to even explore it. But It's sad that some can get suck in like that.
    1. click66's Avatar
      click66 -
      Such things are sad.
    1. Tyronal's Avatar
      Tyronal -
      The ONLY site you should trust to inform you about a jailbreak is the dev team site. No disrespect to modmyi, but they only end up reporting what the dev team tweet or post anyway. Always visit the dev team for the real heads up.
    1. macsoldier's Avatar
      macsoldier -
      somebody always out to make others miserable. GET A LIFE!!