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Apple Can Disable Your Purchased iPhone Apps!

Apple Can Disable Your Purchased iPhone Apps!

Posted August 6, 2008 at 4:04pm by iClarified · 8907 views
It seems as though Apple has the ability to blacklist and disable iPhone Apps you have already purchased from AppStore.

Jonathan Zdziarski, author of iPhone Forensics, has discovered a call home mechanism in Apple Apps that checks itself against an Apple Blacklist.

“This suggests that the iPhone calls home once in a while to find out what applications it should turn off. At the moment, no apps have been blacklisted, but by all appearances, this has been added to disable applications that the user has already downloaded and paid for, if Apple so chooses to shut them down.

“I discovered this doing a forensic examination of an iPhone 3G. It appears to be tucked away in a configuration file deep inside CoreLocation.”

You can check out the remote url that Apple is using to keep a list of the offending applications here:

Apple Can Disable Your Purchased iPhone Apps!
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iPeter - August 7, 2008 at 2:59am
So maybe they will blacklist apps from Installer :-(
Gloria - June 3, 2011 at 1:16pm
Non ho installer. Come faccio ad averlo?
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