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Russian Hacker Now Exploiting Mac In-App Purchases As Well

Russian Hacker Now Exploiting Mac In-App Purchases As Well

Posted July 21, 2012 at 12:29am by iClarified
Alexei Borodin, the hacker who has created a service that exploits App Store in-app purchases to allow for free transactions, has now released a service for Mac, reports TNW.

After installing two local certificates, a user points their computer's DNS settings at Borodin's server and it pretends to be the Mac App Store, issuing verification of the purchase. It's not incredibly simple, but it's not all that hard either. This time there is a companion app called 'Grim Receiper that must be run on the local machine to facilitate the process as well.

It effectively bypasses the simple receipt system that Apple has in place for developers,which has allowed over 8,460,017 free purchase transactions, according to stats provided by the hacker.

Earlier today Apple announced that it would close the vulnerability with the release of iOS 6 and provided developers instructions on how to circumvent the exploit immediately. The company will now have to work on a solution for Mac developers as well.

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Russian Hacker Now Exploiting Mac In-App Purchases As Well

Russian Hacker Now Exploiting Mac In-App Purchases As Well

Russian Hacker Now Exploiting Mac In-App Purchases As Well
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Apple - July 21, 2012 at 7:09pm
and ppl always says that any, yes Any apple software environment is not vulnerable to hacks, virus etc etc,,, apple software and products r just faster and more stable but they all the same as Microsoft ... funny...
Breix - July 22, 2012 at 5:35am
True that.. Windows got hack well same for apple mac comps you think apple computers are a exception to hacking? Well no.. Proofs right there.
dman - July 26, 2012 at 12:29pm
All computers or anything that uses programming is susceptible to hacking. It's just that some are more difficult or less prone to being hacked. Hackers just target windows because it's more widely available. Mac's are less than 10% market share so there is no point. But now they are gaining more market share, you bet you will see more.
tdtran1025 - July 21, 2012 at 1:31am
Hacking is an act of gaining recognition from individuals who fail to achieve it through normal channels. Employers often neglect to recognize such potential, and Apple is not an exception either. However, most apps appear on the Apps Store fall in the category of affordable. The intriguing fact to me is why a small percentage of people still insist to have them for free. It's counter productive, economically.
Sjobs - July 21, 2012 at 4:51am
This is not about hacking, this is mean the appstore is not secure, and this people is helping to make store get more secure, good jobs
Adcpolo - July 21, 2012 at 12:40am
Vodka bears! Haha
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