Russian hacker skirts around in-app purchases

Fri, Jul 13, 2012


9to5mac reports that a Russian hacker has devised a way to enable users to download in-app purchases from the iTunes App Store for free, all without requiring a device be jailbroken.

The hack appears to have come from Russian developer ZonD80 who posted the above video demonstration. ZonD80 also appears to run a website called where donations are being accepted to support the development of the project and help keep servers up and running. The developer explained the three steps of the hack, which include the installation of CA certificate, the installation of certificate, and the changing of DNS record in wi-fi settings. After the quick process, users are presented with the message pictured above when installing in-app purchases, opposed to Apple’s usual purchase confirmation dialog.



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