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Apple bans two hackers from App Store

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Feb 2010 12:41 User comments (3)

Apple bans two hackers from App Store Two well-known hackers, Sherif Hashim and another who goes by the name iH8Sn0w, have had their Apple IDs blocked from accessing the App Store this week.
Hashim created a hack for the iPhone OS 3.1.3 and Sn0w created the XEMN tool that unlocks the radio baseband for iPhone 3G and 3GS with 3.1.3.

The latest move has started an avalanche of worry from users of jailbroken iPhones and iPod Touches who were worried that their accounts might be banned too, but those worries seem unfounded, as Apple does not want to block possible purchases from millions of users on jailbroken devices.

Both hackers Tweeted responses; Hashim: "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 :)))))

iH8sn0w: @sherif_hashim lol, they did that to my ih8sn0wyday[@t] too. (right after I posted XEMN)...

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3 user comments

117.2.2010 0:56

From Apple:
"How dare you fix our broken device! If we wanted it to work, we would have made it that way. We specialize in making DRM-laden devices that work poorly, and you have no right to fix our intentional errors."

217.2.2010 21:38

So... What would this mean? If their iTunes purchases are linked to their Apple IDs, can they no longer access what they bought? Or are they disallowed from buying more?
If it's the latter, couldn't they just make new ones should the need arise?

319.2.2010 11:39

Am I missing something here? All they need to do is change their IP address if needed and/or change ID's. They probably got back on the site before this article was published.

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