One spy application was enough for the whole Apple Enterprise Certificate idea to be ruined. First, we learned that by using the certificate from the giant Cupertino Facebook could get data about users, then it turned out that Google did it too. Soon after, it came to light that in this way, applications related to porn and gambling were distributed. Now it turns out that thanks to subsequent certifications for programmers, you can install pirated versions of applications on iOS.
On smartphones – both those with Android and iOS – there is a huge number of free applications of all kinds. However, there are such paid applications whose counterparts are not found for free. We’re talking about Minecraft or Spotify Premium among others. But pirated versions of the application are a completely different matter …
And while on Android the installation from the downloaded .apk file was not anything difficult, for iOS it was not possible to download applications from outside the App Store. Or so it seemed. Apple’s certificates come to help pirates.
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Apple tried to stop the pirates by prohibiting the distribution of applications, but after a few days they gained another certificate and continued to operate. The Cupertino giant announces that he will try to fight it by introducing mandatory two-step verification.
It is not known how many revenues the App Store lost and the real creators of hacked applications, but illegal distributors have over 600,000 followers on Twitter. So you can assume that they lost millions of dollars !
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