I’ll put this out there right up front – don’t use any tool at this moment which uses greenpois0n to jailbreak your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 4.0.2 or above.
Now that’s out the way, a little more info.
greenpois0n claims to jailbreak your iOS device running 4.x using the SHatter exploit. Problem is, that exploit hasn’t been released by the Chronic Development Team, the people creating it.
Costin Raiu, a security researcher at specialists Kapersey Labs, claims greenpois0n isn’t doing much other than attempting to steal passwords from users desperate to run their favourite Cydia apps alongside the 4.x goodness.
The jailbreak scene is no stranger to people trying to take advantage of the trusting nature of people looking to unlock the power of their iOS Devices, proving once again that the jailbreak scene isn’t one for the faint-hearted.
Careful folks, it’s dangerous out there![TiPb, Ars Technica]