A Russian-made hack for the Apple App Store has become available on the web, providing a way for anyone to grab free in-app purchases, which could prove costly for developers – which is exactly the intention of its enraged creator.
Alexey V. Borodin created the illegal method which involves downloading fake certificates and connecting to a separately set up DNS server. The software applications installed on the iPhone or iPad become confused when trying to connect to the App Store and usually paid downloadable updates are installed without charge.
Speaking openly to MacWorld the hacker (and anti-hero to the app-loving masses?) addresses the “hungry and lazy developers” stating that he was angry at how the app makers are “taking money from my every single breath”.
Apple is onto the scam and states, “The security of the App Store is incredibly important to us and the developer community. We take reports of fraudulent activity very seriously.”
Since the hack became common knowledge it has of course been in hot demand and the website hosting the means to access free content from the App Store has now been taken down due to the weighty traffic.