Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Apple bans hackers from App Store

Apple bans hackers from App Store: "
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Two users with jailbroken iPhones say that they've been denied access to the App Store from their iPhones by Apple. When user sherif_hashim tried to connect, he was greeted with the image at right, which he explained via Twitter:

'Your Apple ID was banned for security reasons', that's what i get when i try to go to the app store, they must be really angry :) )))) and guess what my apple ID was, 'sherif_hashim@yahoo.com', what a fool was me not to notice :) )), can't help laughing, they are babies :) ))'

Sherif Hashim recently found an exploit in iPhone OS 3.1.3 to unlock 05.12.01 Baseband for iPhone 3G and 3GS, which was later confirmed by the iPhone Dev-Team.

Hacker iH8sn0w was the second to report being banned, saying on Twitter:

'@sherif_hashim lol, they did that to my ih8sn0wyday[@t]googmail.com too. (right after I posted XEMN)...'

iH8sn0w is the user behind Sn0wbreeze, the jailbreaking tool for Windows. It should be noted that these users aren't typical jailbreakers. One has publicized an exploit and the other maintains a jailbreaking tool. Plus, they used their handles in the account emails, which wasn't the best choice. We'll see if the issue becomes more widespread.

[Via 9 to 5 Mac]
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