Mac App Store has been cracked, opens door for piracy

7 Jan
2011
Muhammad Ali


Not the kind of news Steve Jobs and Co would be happy to read about let alone other anti-piracy supporters, but the bitter truth is this : Mac App Store security has been breached and a method has been found that will let you install cracked apps on your Mac.

App Store cracked

A software called Kickback, will enable you to install and use price-tagged apps for free. Dissident, a member of Hackulous, the community that cracked Apple’s Digital Rights Management system for iOS has revealed the KickBack won’t be unleashed before February because:

We don’t want to release kickback as soon as the [Mac App] Store gets released. I have a few reasons for that.

Most of the applications that go on the Mac App Store [in the first instance] will be decent, they’ll be pretty good. Apple isn’t going to put crap on the App Store as soon as it gets released. It’ll probably take months for the App Store to actually have a bunch of crappy applications and when we feel that it has a lot of crap in it, we’ll probably release Kickback.

So we’re not going to release Kickback until well after the store’s been established, well after developers have gotten their applications up. We don’t want to devalue applications and frustrate developers.

We at Geekword not in any way support piracy and are sharing this for informational purposes only. Let’s see if Apple can counter this piracy threat.

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[via Gizmodo]







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