Pirates reportedly use Apple certs to release hacked apps on iPhone

CNET | 2/14/2019 | Sean Keane
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Pirates reportedly managed to get altered versions of popular apps onto the App Store.

Pirates used Apple's enterprise developer certificates to put out hacked versions of some major apps, a report said Thursday.

Versions - Spotify - Angry - Birds - Pokemon

The altered versions of Spotify, Angry Birds, Pokemon Go and Minecraft make paid features available for free and remove in-app ads, according to Reuters, sucking revenue away from the app developers and Apple.

For example, the pirated Spotify blocks the ads that normally play when you listen with a free subscription and you can play the altered Minecraft for free (it normally costs $7 in the App Store). Some of the pirates reportedly offer paid subscriptions that let you access more stable versions of their modified apps.

Pirates - Certs - Apple - App

The pirates appear to have figured out how use digital certs to get around Apple's carefully policed App...
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