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Kali Anti-Piracy Protects AppStore Apps From Piracy

Kali Anti-Piracy Protects AppStore Apps From Piracy

Posted February 10, 2009 at 5:23pm by iClarified · 8867 views
RiP Dev has released Kali Anti-Piracy, a server-side service that wraps an additional layer of protection to the App Store applications preventing them from being pirated.

Every day visiting the App Store we notice hundreds and hundreds of great games, toys, productivity and social apps. The developers spend weeks and months crafting these for us, and in the end... their products get pirated. Why? Well, if you look around on the Internet, the reason is simple -- pirating an app from the App Store, despite the Apple DRM used, is close to trivial now -- buy it, push a button, upload to Rapidshare (or wherever), post an announce on some special site and feel yourself a "cool hax0r".

The downside to this is that not only the developer is harmed (by losing a significant chunk of sales as there are as much as several million jailbroken iPhones around there that can potentially take advantage of cracked apps), but in the end, us as users are harmed too -- if developer loses interest, this means, no updates, and no new products.

Either way, enough rambling... As a result of hard work, investigations and diligent tinkering we're now offering a new service to the developers called Kali Anti-Piracy. It is a server-side service that wraps an additional layer of protection to the App Store applications preventing them from being pirated. Over past several months, we have been protecting our products with it, and so far there's still no cracks for them.

The licensing is dual-tiered, one-time setup fee, with a modest royalty based on the number of copies sold... while this may sound a little rough, in reality, it helps us improve the system further and make sure we keep the hackers on their toes.

So, if you're a developer, consider giving it a try for one or two of your titles and see how it improves your sales and (heh) karma. And if you're a pirate, expect more and more apps to be much, much harder to crack in the near future. ;)

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Enrico - February 11, 2009 at 2:53am
This is rich.. Russians working to prevent piracy. What's next? World peace?
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Cyber Mafia - February 11, 2009 at 1:41am
You Make and We Break... No Matter What Are Crew Working Harder for Breaking and Pirating Apps and if Some One Have Balls Come and Stop Us and for RIP-Dev . Rip-Dev we have cracked all your application that works on 2.X.X and we are releasing it soon and Yes we will release it on iClarified. So Better Dont Play With Our Balls Before We Burst Yours. Hacker Sin is there Curiosity. Regards, Cyber Mafia We Make Internet Up and Running . . .
Scorpios33 - February 11, 2009 at 3:02am
BlaBlaBla...... Cyber Bolls? Hehehehehe........
Andrew - February 11, 2009 at 11:35am
Haha cyber mafia' What a Joke! Im sure if you told us your address there would be plenty of people lining up to bust your balls! ;)
Rt - February 11, 2009 at 12:34am
I do understand the need for this type of software, but consider the reasons behind pirating as well, I'm South African, and the South African app store has about one tenth of the apps that are available in the US app store I went the "more legit", though still not allowed way of opening a us store account, but the difficulties behind doing that are just as hectic, so i can completely sympathize with those who do go the "cracked app" route.... I do however appreciate that apps on cydia and installer are globally sold, so thanx for that ;)
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