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07-21-2012, 07:41 PM #1
In-App Hack Makes its Way to Mac App Store
The hacker behind the in-app iOS purchase hack has started focusing on bringing the hack to the Mac OS platform. And it works.
The Mac OS hack utilizes a similar work around on the user side involving the installations of specific security certificates on their machines. Unlike the iOS version though the hack requires the installation a helper program. The program is entitled “Grim Receiper.”
Apple is still mum on the Mac OS X exploit, but users and developers should expect a swift response in the same vein as Apple’s post on their developer site detailing the temporary fix for iOS, and addressing the permanent fix coming in iOS 6 (most likely a Mountain Lion update). The use of a program to work around OS X’s app store could prove
Initial reports estimated that some 30,000 free downloads occurred in the first day after the hack became public. The Next Web now claims that before the fix became available iOS users made as many as 8.4 million free purchases. There is no word on whether Apple and developers can or will charge users for purchases made using the hack.
07-21-2012, 07:44 PM #2
mod edit; comments removed.
Last edited by blkcadi; 07-21-2012 at 08:11 PM.
07-21-2012, 07:57 PM #3
secret moderator... Please hit that THANKS button over there if I helped you in any single way
07-21-2012, 09:07 PM #4
that guy has skills. maybe apple should give him a job.
07-21-2012, 09:11 PM #5
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Average minds discuss events.
Small minds discuss people.
07-21-2012, 09:19 PM #6
Instead of Apple doing the smart thing and fix their faults I bet they will try to sue the guy who found it and attack him instead.
They don't like to admit they have any problems. Apple is NO WAY perfect but they love to think so. Typical American company.
07-21-2012, 09:47 PM #7
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07-22-2012, 12:28 AM #9
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07-22-2012, 01:33 AM #10
This clown is why we have proposals like PIPA and SOPA and the like...wish people would stop feeling so entitled! We don't want the government telling us what we can and can't do yet we have people who feel the need to steal from others...come on now!
I know someone is going to say this isn't the same as people downloading movies and music and t.v. shows, but seriously, when one wants to get something without paying for it, it's all pretty much the same.
07-22-2012, 03:17 AM #11
07-22-2012, 03:29 AM #12
PRAETORIANNI NONNUMQUAM IN PROELIO NUMQUAM IN BELLO SUPERANTUR
07-22-2012, 04:47 AM #13
If I were the person using the "legally owned tool" for unlegal purposes, I probably wouldn't get much sympathy from a Judge or Jury. But if I were a victim who suffered injury caused by this "legally owned tool" I might also hold the manufacturer responsible, and I might even have had a decent shot at winning.
not since 2005 though
07-22-2012, 05:36 AM #14
07-22-2012, 05:56 AM #15
He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
07-22-2012, 07:38 AM #16
07-22-2012, 07:40 AM #17
Wow..when is this going to stop! Blatant piracy is wrong on all levels. Hackers like this just put a negative spotlight on modding in general as most don't know the difference to begin with. Think about it..this could fuel Apple's anti jailbreak campaign that much more. Then will all be like "what happened to the jailbreak community?" "My iPhone is not nearly as good as it used to be" I think this could be the beginning of something really bad.
07-22-2012, 09:13 AM #18
There is nothing legal about this... FWIW, anyone who is stupid enough to trust a russian criminal (he losses the moniker of hacker when he crossed the legal line) by installing faked security certificates on either thier iDevice of MAC deserves the potential future problems they’they’re inviting into thier system.
With all of the argements over which is mor secure, PC or MAC I'd say this proves it was never about the system, the user is always the weak point in security!
07-22-2012, 10:00 AM #19
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07-22-2012, 10:03 AM #20
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