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07-16-2012, 11:52 AM #1
Apple Attempting to Block In-App Purchasing Flaw
Last week a Russian hacker managed to circumvent Apple’s in-app purchase process, potentially costing developers loads of money. Apple doesn’t have a fix, but is actively attempting to shut down the hacker’s operation.
The hack allows users to download in-app purchases free of charge, but as a result the users personal information passes through the hacker’s servers allowing them free access to potentially damaging information. Apple has started the repair and damage control process by blocking the IP address of the server used by the Russian hacker and issuing a copyright claim to have the original video removed from YouTube.
Over the weekend, Apple began blocking the IP address of the server used by Russian hacker Alexey V. Borodin to authenticate purchases.
It followed this up with a takedown request on the original server, taking down third-party authentication with it, also issuing a copyright claim on the overview video Borodin used to document the circumvention method. PayPal also got involved, placing a block on the original donation account for violating its terms of service. — The Next Web
Source: The Next Web
07-16-2012, 12:14 PM #2
im a dev and i really don't care. that russia hacker did the impossible i give him props of finding a exploit. isnt that what hacking is all about? it's shows that even all the bells and whistles apple is not perfect like they think they are.
Last edited by lilrican21; 07-16-2012 at 12:18 PM.
07-16-2012, 12:20 PM #3
OFFTOPIC- Developers... IOS6 BETA 3 IS OUT
07-16-2012, 12:23 PM #4
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07-16-2012, 12:37 PM #6
I'm a dev and I don't care about anyone else but me. I don't care about anyone or anything, but me.Nothing in life is easy.
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07-16-2012, 12:56 PM #8
What kind of personal initiation do they get from you by using this hack?? Information from your iPod or from your iTunes account???? Will I be traced through my Internet connection and be charged or something? I want to use this hack? Do I make a fake iTunes account? :/
07-16-2012, 01:16 PM #9
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07-16-2012, 02:56 PM #11
Sounds like lilrican21 is hating on Apple. He should care as Apple pays him to develop, not like he is doing it for free. Sounds a bit ignorant in my opinion but its just an opinion. The more the OS gets hacked the more vulnurable and none of us really want an unstable OS do we?? I think not!
07-16-2012, 02:59 PM #12
I think the main issue to this whole topic comes down to morality. While I'm certainly impressed with this hackers ability to crack in-app purchases, I personally am not willing to deprive any dev of their intellectual property and take something which I have not properly paid for. I don't mean this statement to condemn anyone, but I certainly won't condone piracy either. I have too much respect for myself, as well as the work that a lot of these devs put into creating these apps. I only hope that I'm not in the minority as far as this is concerned."All I can be is me, whoever that is" - Bob Dylan
07-16-2012, 04:12 PM #13
07-16-2012, 04:20 PM #14
i'm still wondering how that downloader of pandora music is allowed to continue. cydia all the way!
07-16-2012, 06:03 PM #15
I do not support the hacker and I find this "hack" to be unethical and illegal.
However, 99% of the people downloading in-app purchases for free likely wouldn't have bought them in the first place. I may be wrong but just clarifying that I am completely against this "hacker" and I hope he gets in trouble for this.
To everyone else out there, don't use this hack because you never know if Apple is tracing back the UDID's of people using this and also because of moral values. How would you like to have your hard work stolen? Especially when it might be your main source of income.
Feel free to disagree.
07-16-2012, 06:10 PM #16
There's been other hacks like this for years and can get them from most repos in Cydia right now.3gs iPhone 32gb-Jailbroken factory unlocked
iPhone 4 jailbroken & factory unlocked
07-16-2012, 06:44 PM #17
This exploit is now covered by obamacare.....
07-16-2012, 07:12 PM #18
that wont do anything theres still iapfree and iapcracker oh well
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