A Russian hacker discovered that it’s possible to get around Apple’s in-app purchasing system.Using the hack, iPhone owners can get game upgrades, magazine subscriptions, etc. for free without jailbreaking the phone.
The Russian hacker, who goes by ZonD80 on YouTube, posted a video of the hack. The video shows him getting upgrades in a racing game for free.
We imagine Apple will work on a fix for this problem. In the meantime, it’s important for developers to know about the hack if their app has in-app purchases.
Apple has responded to the hack with a statement to New York Times:
The security of the App Store is incredibly important to us and the developer community. We take reports of fraudulent activity very seriously, and we are investigating.