Pirates are also abusing Apple’s enterprise program to distribute hacked apps

Tech 14-2-2019 The Verge 16

Pirates have been abusing Apple’s enterprise developer program to distribute hacked versions of popular apps, reports Reuters. Versions of Spotify, Pokémon Go, Minecraft, and Angry Birds were discovered, which had been modified to block in-app advertisements and to make paid features available for free, depriving their original developers — as well as Apple itself — of revenue.

Although Apple banned several of these apps after first being told about them by Reuters, the publication reports that they were back up under different certificates “within days.” The discovery suggests that Apple is struggling to control access to its enterprise certificates, which developers can use to circumvent Apple’s strict App Store rules by saying that an...

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