iOS 6 Set To Remove Password Requirement For Free Apps?
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More information has been revealed regarding the upcoming iOS 6, and the latest one is quite interesting as well as shocking. With the iOS 6, users will, allegedly, not be required to enter a password when downloading free apps.
Apparently, developers working with the iOS 6 beta have discovered that Apple is not producing a password prompt for free apps, as per a report by Cult of Mac, which pointed to a report on Reddit. To cut a long story short, it won’t matter if it's a re-download or your first download – free app downloads, as of now, do not encounter the pop-up password request.
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This is the latest revelation regarding iOS 6 after Apple acknowledged a susceptibility within iOS that actually allows users to access in-app content without paying for it. The vulnerability was discovered by a Russian developer, as reported by 9to5Mac from a Russian blog i-ekb.ru.
The developer, known as ZonD80, stated that the hack doesn’t require much skill and can be completed in three steps. His three-step process to evade in-app payments included installing CA and in-appstore.com certificates, and changing the DNS record in Wi-Fi settings, the 9to5Mac report further stated. You can check out the video below.
Apple, however, assured last week that the glitch will be fixed with iOS 6.
Basically, if a free app includes in-app purchases, users will, automatically, still be required to provide their passwords at that time. In-app purchases have been around for quite some time now and available via Apple's App Store since October 2009.
However, last year, amidst concerns that other users, including children, were making unwanted in-app purchases on users' accounts, Apple were compelled to add a password requirement for in-app purchases with iOS 4.3.
Apple released the beta 3 of iOS 6 last week and the full version is expected this fall, most probably alongside the release of the highly anticipated next iPhone.