App Store Boner? Hacker ID’s banned from App Store

Redmond Pie just reported on an event which will likely ring the interwebs for a while – hackers iH8sn0w and baseband hacker, Sherif Hashim received the message that their App Store IDs had been disabled for security reasons. Sherif’s exploit hasn’t been released yet, but is confirmed by the iPhone Dev Team to work on firmware 3.1.3.

I hate to bring it up, but revoking App Store ID’s – presumably of paying hackers – is counterproductive. It certainly limits the wavy role modelling hackers explain to their audience – software-buying hackers are important in any market and often command large followings.

Of his ban, Sherif tweeted the following:

“Your Apple ID was banned for security reasons”, that’s what i get when i try to go to the app store, they must be really angry :) ))))

and guess what my apple ID was, “[email protected]”, what a fool was me not to notice :) )), can’t help laughing, they are babies :) ))

Well, the lad may not have had the brightest of logins, but Apple’s vendetta against hacking is certainly progressing along fine. Individual Jailbreakers aren’t yet affected, but I wouldn’t put it past Apple to be on the prowl for what they deem unethical use of their hardware.

[via Redmond Pie]

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