Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod in-app purchasing cracked

WARNING: This article is old and the content is outdated; it is only kept here for reference purposes. A Russian hacker has managed to crack the authentication for in-app purchases on the iOS platform, which means that customers can now get a free ride on apps that previously used to charge an arm and a leg..

love-appleHe has even made a second video (after the first one was deleted) which he calls “app store emulator”. It still does not require a jailbreak and can be completed by novices in three steps using any iOS device; it works on all versions, from 3.0 to 6.0. These are the steps involved:

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According to Alexy V. Borodin aka ZonD80, the cracker, only developers using their own servers to verify in-app purchases are able to dodge the hack – TNW. In The Loop, Apple made this statement:

“The security of the App Store is incredibly important to us and the developer community,” Apple representative Natalie Harrison, told The Loop. “We take reports of fraudulent activity very seriously and we are investigating.”

You may also install hacked apps using Installous 5 on Cydia. The source is

Sources / More info: inappstore,, video, ZonD80, first noticed by


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