A Russian hacker appears to have defeated Apple’s in-app purchase security and processing checks, allowing iPhone and iPad owners to potentially rack up thousands of purchases within apps for no charge. 9to5mac reports that (via that developer ‘ZonD80′ has developed a technique that uses an in-app proxy method to bypass the payment processing features on all devices running iOS 3.0 and up (including the new iOS 6 betas). And it doesn’t require a Jailbroken device. When utilised, in-app purchases are routed via external servers and the standard payment dialog is replaced with the one embedded below. Instead of entering your password, you hit LIKE on the popup and in-app credits and purchases are credited to your account. Read the full story at The Next Web.

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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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