Apple’s biggest move of the year on the software front, the Mac Store, has already been attacked by pirates. The Apple Mac Store has gone only yesterday and it’s already affected.
Now that’s some speedy response from pirates. Or is it a possible Apple security problem? This means an imminent Apple press release is on the way.
So far, Steve Jobs has been praising the new Apple Mac Store even more than he welcomed other Apple products. On this front, nor he, or the Californian company didn’t comment on the pirate situation.
The whole idea behind the Apple Mac Store is for the company to replicate the success they had with iTunes. Once Internet pirates got wind of how the Mac Store system works, things went downhill.
It would seem that there are some loopholes in Apple’s verification of many of the Mac Store’s product. Because some applications don’t carry out a thorough verification, some of the paid-for software is vulnerable to unauthorised copying. To find out just how the hacking works, some Internet pirates had to be called upon.
According to the actual pirates, software such as the infamous Angry Birds, check for a valid Apple purchase code before activating themselves. In theory this sounds great but in practice the security measure can be fooled. If somebody was to leak out this sort of purchase code, the application will run.
This is a flaw because on this basis, with only one real purchase, somebody could sell off thousands of copies of the software.
Ideal conditions would imply that Apple would set their Mac Store to verify the purchase code as well as a matching download ID code.
Until that is sorted, if you get a hold of an Apple purchase code, you got yourself a free game.
Imagine that, just one day since the launch of one of the most anticipated online stores out there and security issues are massive. I just love it when things go wrong for Apple. Is that bad?