Apple’s Enterprise Certificates Are Also Being Used To Distribute Hacked Apps

Well, if Apple’s enterprise certificates being used badly by Facebook and Google, not to mention being used for some shady apps isn’t enough, how about hacked apps?

Software pirates have hijacked technology designed by Apple Inc to distribute hacked versions of Spotify, Angry Birds, Pokemon Go, Minecraft and other popular apps on iPhones, Reuters has found.

Illicit software distributors such as TutuApp, Panda Helper, AppValley and TweakBox have found ways to use digital certificates to get access to a program Apple introduced to let corporations distribute business apps to their employees without going through Apple’s tightly controlled App Store.

Using so-called enterprise developer certificates, these pirate operations are providing modified versions of popular apps to consumers, enabling them to stream music without ads and to circumvent fees and rules in games, depriving Apple and legitimate app makers of revenue.

I think it’s pretty clear now that the enterprise certificate program is a #fail and Apple clearly has no answer for the issues that this program has. Which means that you can expect that more disclosures of this sort will keep appearing and they will end up embarrassing Apple.

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