Russian Hacker cracks Mac OSx In-App purchases – This week seems to be pretty hard on Apple, Earlier, the Russian hacker cracked the in-app purchasing on iOS allowing users to get free in-App purchasing. This costs apple more than $30,000. However, Apple took and immediate step and deleted the YouTube Video, blocked his server however, he is still using an off-shore ISP and stealing the in-App purchasing on iOS. But as we posted earlier that Apple has sent an Email to all the developers about this problem and they will permanently fix this problem in iOS 6.
Earlier today, the hacker has revealed another method to crack in-app purchases on Mac Store. This new hack works pretty similar to the hack for iOS. However, in this hack you will need to use “Grim Receiper” and its main purpose is to collect the recipes for reuse. We have posted some simple steps about how this method works on Mac. However, you can read a detailed method on Hacker’s website.
- Download and install the CA certificate.
- Download and install the In-appstore.com certificate.
- Change DNS address in Wi-Fi settings.
- Run the “Grim Receiper” on your Local machine and you are good to go.
Why the things are getting worse regarding the security for Apple? The main reason behind this thing is that Apple thoughtlessness about the in-App purchases. Apple doesn’t tie the customer’s purchases directly to customer’s user accounts or iDevices so; hacker uses the receipts again and again to make the in-app purchases.
This cat and mouse game between Apple and the hacker has started again. What do you think about this hack? PayPal has banned the donations to the hacker’s account; however, you can still donate to hacker via Bitcoin.