Fake Low-Level Jailbreak Release Contains Trojan

"Malicious hackers exploit people's hopes for an Apple-untouchable iPhone jailbreak."

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Careful would-be iPhone jailbreakers, malicious hackers are at it again.  With the legalization of jailbreaking in the US, crack teams have stepped further into the light working to give users greater control over their iPhones.  Earlier this month, pod2g of the Chronic Dev team announced the discovery of a low-level exploit that would enable iPhones utilizing iOS version 4.1 to be jailbroken.

Bearing the name SHAtter, this exploit targets a vulnerability found in the device's bootrom hardware.  Thus, any jailbreak designed around it will likely be very difficult for Apple to block or reverse.  The team's tool being designed around SHAtter is codenamed greenpois0n and has yet to be released.

Naturally, news of this exploit has power users at the edge of their seats, impatient to get their hands on an Apple-untouchable jailbreak.  Unfortunately, such environments are prime targets for malicious hackers, and it seems they have already made their move.  

Costin Raiu from antivirus company Kaspersky has noted that a number of torrents have turned up for fake greenpois0n releases that once scanned have proven to contain trojans intended to steal user passwords.

All the existing "greenpois0n" archives at the moment contain Trojans designed to steal passwords and other private data from your system.  In addition to the Trojans, fake (rogue) jailbreaking websites have appeared; they pretend to sell tools that can jailbreak any version of iPhone with any version of iOS. The average cost for these is $25-$40.

As usual, you shouldn't be fooled: currently there is no working jailbreaking tool for iPhone 4s running iOS 4.0.2 / 4.1. If the pod2g exploit turns out to be valid, there'll no doubt be a lot of noise about it. Until then, stay away from fake jailbreaking tools and websites!

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17-09-2010, 15:31:20

chudley
OMG seriously, :dribble: < vicky pollard moment . :beerchug: PM on the way :)

17-09-2010, 15:37:03

ppuff
Gratz dude and you didn't have to dance for this one, although i bet you're dancing now!!!!

17-09-2010, 15:39:03

chudley


Gratz dude and you didn't have to dance for this one, although i bet you're dancing now!!!!





Too right, foxtrot , tango and just finished with a little cha cha cha ------charlston :) have to go get a lottery ticket now :)

17-09-2010, 15:56:54

AMDFTW
congrats fella

17-09-2010, 18:15:10

AlienALX
haha all you need to do now is win a CPU, motherboard... :D

Nice one dude, stoked for you :)

17-09-2010, 18:25:44

chudley
That did cross my mind v goes and checks his entry at Asus Sabretooth X58 Motherboard compo, need to sort a funny pic out as they have changed the rules half way through, who knows, we might even have to submit completed copies of this weekends times crossword to stand a chance:).

At least this will get me on the way to a new build and fresh pics on here as my old ones seem to have gone. Really looking forward to it.

18-09-2010, 05:09:10

=CDU=Above
Congrats dude.
I'd still like to know where it was and what fish and chips had to do with it. Been looking for days.

18-09-2010, 06:43:56

Hayleywow
Congrats m8

18-09-2010, 13:39:22

chudley
It was in a memory article for mushkin memory (that is teh link to fish and chips I think i.e. as in "mush" y peas.

Unfortunately for me I did not click on to that,, instead I thought Newspaper (used for wrapping the Fish and Chips in) so looked through all the news articles. Imagine how excited I was when I found really old articles with bundles of newspapers as their images.

Still after searching all the through them and no joy I started a "reverse search" oldest first of all the reviews - that was quite painful and produced nothing. So I was totally flumoxed.

My final effort was to just click through reviews until I found it, and tbh I nearly missed the image.

It is in amongst this review somewhere :)

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/memory/mushkin_6gb_3x2gb_xp_series_ddr3_pc3-12800_1600mhz_kit/1

19-09-2010, 09:20:13

Xeno_Crux


It was in a memory article for mushkin memory (that is teh link to fish and chips I think i.e. as in "mush" y peas.

Unfortunately for me I did not click on to that,, instead I thought Newspaper (used for wrapping the Fish and Chips in) so looked through all the news articles. Imagine how excited I was when I found really old articles with bundles of newspapers as their images.

Still after searching all the through them and no joy I started a "reverse search" oldest first of all the reviews - that was quite painful and produced nothing. So I was totally flumoxed.

My final effort was to just click through reviews until I found it, and tbh I nearly missed the image.

It is in amongst this review somewhere :)

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/memory/mushkin_6gb_3x2gb_xp_series_ddr3_pc3-12800_1600mhz_kit/1




I scrolled through that review when I was searching for it and I can't believe I missed it.
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