Defend your games against In-App Purchase attacks

Receipt Sharing - Capturing a purchase response, sharing it with someone else, and allowing them to receive the same reward. Product Mismatches - Intercepting purchase responses and altering them in an attempt to use a valid (cheap) purchase to unlock...



KeyRaider Steals Over 225000 Apple Accounts

These two tweaks will hijack app purchase requests, download stolen accounts or purchase receipts from the C2 server, then emulate the iTunes protocol to log in to Apples server and purchase apps or other items requested by users, Xiao said. Cydia ...



Bits and Bytes: Why is iOS 9 so great and yet so boring?

... in San Francisco. With the iOS 9 update, you can slide a window from the right of an iPad to launch a second app . JEFF CHIU/Associated Press .... At the time of the purchase , Instagram had 30 million users. Now? Its up to 400 million, which is ...



Microsoft Office on iPad Pro Requires Office 365 Subscription

Microsoft will require an Office 365 subscription to use Office apps on an iPad Pro, reports Ars Technica. The reason is that the tablets 12.9-inch .... I like that I can buy my app in the App Store and only pay for it ONCE. Not that once a month/once ...



Netflix for iOS Updated With Support for In-App Subscriptions

Like Hulu, Netflix is opting to not raise its subscription price for in-app subscribers to make up for the App Stores 30/70 revenue split, with Apple getting 30 percent and developers getting 70. Other streaming services, like Spotify, pass the loss ...



Apple iOS 9 Flaw Leaves Developers Vulnerable To In-App Purchase Hack

Following the recent issues caused by XCodeGhost malware, developers have now noticed a flaw in iOS 9 that could affect potential revenue from in-app purchases . Apple has since addressed the issue and the issue has been fixed in iOS 9.0.1. Gregorio...



Apple is refunding all purchases of ad-blocking app Peace

Apple is refunding all purchases of Peace, the popular ad-blocking app that was pulled from the App Store last week after its creator changed his mind. Peace founder Marco Arment saw his 3.79 app skyrocket in popularity when it was released last week.



Apple Alerts Developers about Xcode Downloads

The message exhorts developers to download Xcode directly from the Mac App Store , or from the Apple Developer Web site, since both of those channels allow OS X to check and validate the code signature for Xcode. In an acknowledgement that not all ...



XcodeGhost Exploits the Security Economics of Apple's Ecosystem

On 17 September 2015, researchers at Palo Alto Networks wrote an analysis of a new piece of malware in the Apple ecosystem in China. Originally discovered by Chinese developers, XcodeGhost uses an interesting vector. Instead of going after iOS or OS X...



Review: Apple Watch improves with new software

The update comes as Apple Inc. pulled several Chinese apps, including the popular WeChat, from its app store after third-party developers were tricked into inserting malicious code into their apps. The malicious software isnt believed to affect the ...



Snapchat update offers in-app purchases

CALIFORNIA: Snapchat has launched its first in-app purchases , offering users the chance to buy the ability to replay already-seen pictures and videos. The new feature, which is only available in the US for the time being, offers replays in packs of ...



50 apps to improve your smartphone

A recent study by market research firm Nielsen claimed that the average person uses 27 apps a month, which sounds like very few considering that Apple and Googles app stores both have more than 1m apps available. The key, of course, is that the 27 ...