Porn apps and gambling for iPhone 'escape' under Apple supervision | Apps

Porn apps and gambling for iPhone 'escape' under Apple supervision | Apps

Developers use the flexibility of Apple's corporate certificate program to illegally distribute dozens of porn and gambling applications on the iPhone (iOS). Malicious people have also violated the program to offer hacked free versions of Pokmon Go, Minecraft, Spotify and other popular apps. O Developer Enterprise ProgramApple is intended for companies that want to offer internal software to employees, and does not have the middle of traditional App Store protections.

According to portal report TechCrunch, published last Tuesday (12), simplicity in the process of obtaining Apple's corporate certificate facilitates the violation of the program. The US site has managed to download 12 porn-themed apps, as well as 12 more real-money gambling games, which escaped the supervision of Tim Cook's company. O dnetc contacted Apple, but there was no response so far.

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  Porn and gambling apps escape Apple supervision Photo: Anna Kellen Bull / dnetc  Porn and gambling apps escape Apple supervision Photo: Anna Kellen Bull / dnetc

Porn and gambling apps escape Apple supervision Photo: Anna Kellen Bull / dnetc

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The first step for the application to be approved in the program is to make a one-time payment of $ 299, about $ 1,110 under the current US currency quotation, and fill out an online form. The form requests a business ID number called D-U-N-S and details of company address and activity data that can be falsified through simple Google searches.

The user then sets up an Apple ID and agrees to Apple's terms of service. Developers are waiting one to four weeks for an Apple confirmation phone call, the final step that emphasizes the obligation to internally distribute applications published on the App Store.

Porn apps escape Apple supervision Photo: Reproduction / TechCrunchPorn apps escape Apple supervision Photo: Reproduction / TechCrunch

Porn apps escape Apple supervision Photo: Reproduction / TechCrunch

Betting and pornography applications with corporate certification access have been found to be registered under the names of foreign and legalized companies in order to conceal the real purpose of the malicious developer. Meanwhile, hacked versions of popular apps have been modified to block in-app ads and make paid features available for free.

The discovery of malicious apps comes weeks after it was revealed in early February that Facebook and Google were paying for user data on the iPhone (iOS). The companies would have developed distributed end-user programs, which breaks Apple's internal distribution commitment terms. According to the TechCrunch report, Facebook paid up to $ 20 a month, about $ 74 according to the current US currency quotation, to those interested in delivering personal information. Some of them were teenagers. Apple revoked the certificates from both companies.

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