A Russian hacker appears to have defeated Apple’s in-app purchase security and processing checks, allowing iPhone and iPad owners to potentially rack up thousands of purchases within apps for no charge. 9to5mac reports that (via i-ekb.ru) that developer ‘ZonD80′ has developed a technique that uses an in-app proxy method to bypass the payment processing features on all devices running iOS 3.0 and up (including the new iOS 6 betas). And it doesn’t require a Jailbroken device. When utilised, in-app purchases are routed via external servers and the standard payment dialog is replaced with the one embedded below. Instead of entering your password, you hit LIKE on the popup and in-app credits and purchases are credited to your account. Read the full story at The Next Web.
Apple’s iOS in-app purchase checks have been bypassed, but you should stay well clear
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Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).