Hours after Apple launched its brand new Mac App Store, diTii has learned that Mac App Store DRM-system has been cracked literally hours into its fledgling release. There’s a tutorial floating around on how to download and install cracked apps.
The issue affects apps which haven’t fully implemented Apple’s security recommendations. Developers can patch the exploit fairly easily; however, it’s expected that these apps would once again need to go through the approval process.
The other DRM-stripping method on the horizon uses an app called ‘Kickback,’ which does for the Mac App Store what the Hackulous community did for the iOS App Store.
If you download a free app from the Mac App Store, like the Twitter for Mac app, and then go to Package Contents and to the Contents folder of the app, you can copy the code signature and a couple other files and then paste those files into a non-purchased downloaded app. That will trick the non-purchased app into thinking you purchased it, and it’ll run without issue.
At this point, Angry Birds is the most notable app vulnerable to the new exploit.[diTii.com condemns all forms of piracy. -Ed]