Russian Hacker's iOS App Unlocking Service Crippled by Apple

July 24, 2012 -

Apple has found a way to fight against a Russian hacker who made it so that users could circumvent the in-game purchase system to get premium versions of freemium games for free. Apple claims that it has found a solution to the Borodin App Store hack operated by Russian hacker Alexey Borodin.

Borodin admitted on his blog that the party is over for his hacking service.

"Currently game is over," Russian hacker Alexey Borodin said.

Apple has managed to block the scheme used to bypass the micro-transaction process in iOS games like Angry Birds that turned free-to-play versions into premium apps. The solution from Apple does have one shortcoming: it requires users to update their apps regularly, but these updates are not mandatory. While it might only be a temporary solution, and Borodin's hacking services will likely still work for those users that want to use it, ultimately Apple will be able to fully deal with the problem with the release of iOS 6. That update doesn't hit until the end of this year though...

Source: The Escapist


 
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