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I found this bit funny. lawl

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post #32 of 63
And again this article is posting lies...

This is correct.

John Gruber of Daring Fireball reports that Mac apps whose developers didn't follow Apple's advice on validating apps (link for registered Apple developers) can easily be copied by users. Gruber notes if Mac App Store developers are following Apple's advice, the technique for using a copied app won't work, but many apps aren't following that advice. He suggests Apple test for this in their review process and reject apps that are vulnerable.

Sean Christmann explains on his blog, CraftyMind, how developers can better protect themselves against copying apps. He recommends hard-coding receipt bundle identifier and version identifier strings into applications rather than depending on strings in an app's info.plist file, because that file is easy to find and duplicate. You may read that "the Mac App Store has been hacked," but the instructions floating around out there aren't how to "hack" the App Store; they're how to steal certain apps if a developer didn't follow the guidelines well.

Devs, check your code. Users, support developers. This is new for everyone. It's certainly a very interesting time for software delivery models -- putting indie developers on the same shelf space as Fortune 500 companies -- and there are bound to be hiccups along the way.

Edited by UnAimed - 1/7/11 at 1:56pm
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post #33 of 63
most of apple apps are already cracked, I don't see any point of surprise.
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post #34 of 63
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I found this bit funny. lawl

wait... they do NOT condone piracy but are against the usage of cracked apps? I dont get that. Yet alone the guide link. asshats lol
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post #35 of 63
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And again this article is posting lies...

This is correct.

John Gruber of Daring Fireball reports that Mac apps whose developers didn't follow Apple's advice on validating apps (link for registered Apple developers) can easily be copied by users. Gruber notes if Mac App Store developers are following Apple's advice, the technique for using a copied app won't work, but many apps aren't following that advice. He suggests Apple test for this in their review process and reject apps that are vulnerable.

Sean Christmann explains on his blog, CraftyMind, how developers can better protect themselves against copying apps. He recommends hard-coding receipt bundle identifier and version identifier strings into applications rather than depending on strings in an app's info.plist file, because that file is easy to find and duplicate. You may read that "the Mac App Store has been hacked," but the instructions floating around out there aren't how to "hack" the App Store; they're how to steal certain apps if a developer didn't follow the guidelines well.

Devs, check your code. Users, support developers. This is new for everyone. It's certainly a very interesting time for software delivery models -- putting indie developers on the same shelf space as Fortune 500 companies -- and there are bound to be hiccups along the way.
Personally, I think it's the developer's problem if they fail to follow directions that tell them exactly how to prevent their app from getting cracked, not Apple's. Of course, like with all similar issues, the real blame falls on the thieves.
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lmao, owned.
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post #37 of 63
What's funny is these guys are merely saying the app store has been hacked. Where's the proof? Until they actually release it, it could be all lies.

I could say I hacked the app store for pete's sake.
 
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@ OP - Germs avy?
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There's always installous anyways, not like this is necessary, but certainly nicer.
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post #40 of 63
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There's always installous anyways, not like this is necessary, but certainly nicer.
this is the mac app store not the ios app store, and it is the developers that need to change the way their apps are validated
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