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Two Services Make App Piracy Easier Than Ever

Two services dubbed Zeusmos and Kuaiyong allow pirated iOS app installs without jailbreaking the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Both services bypass Apple digital rights management (DRM), and considered as dangerous to app developers because of the easy one-tap install.

Zeusmos is a service that allows users to install pirated apps for free on jailbroken devices and charges a fee for devices that have not been jailbroken.

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It works in a cloud platform that charges its users to download pirated apps. The cloud plan users will receive a “license” and a provisioning profile that allows them to install the piracy app.

The 15-year-old developer of Zeusmos said this is the best way to “try before you buy” the app. Obviously, the app simply enable piracy.

Both InstaSign and Zeusmos are applications that allow you to install cracked applications on your iDevice without jailbreaking. InstaSign requires a Mac as it signs iPAs on your computer. Zeusmos requires no computer at all as it signs iPAs directly on to the device (like Installous for jailbroken iDevices) Because of this, both Mac and Windows users can use Zeusmos.

Secondly, the Chinese site Kuaiyong also offers the same service. The users can install the apps without the jailbreak for free.

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The apps appear to have been purchased under an Apple enterprise license, which allows for installation to multiple devices. There could also be a bundle of smaller developer accounts being used, which max out at 100 ‘slots’. They are then being re-distributed to other users through the two tools. There are some indications, however, that the issues go further than a single enterprise license.

Developers provided the logs to The Next Web showing thousands of users installing the “copy” of apps. According to the report, “Not the same app, mind you, but the exact same copy. This indicates that the same exact copy is being distributed with the same set of (encrypted) credentials.”

What do you think?

via The Next Web

About Sette Capati

Hi, I'm Krisette C. I'm a technology writer who loves to cover disruptive technologies, trends, and a myriad of rumors and news updates. To satiate the inconsolable longing to feed my gadget addiction, I simply write and tinker my gadgets for reviews. You may follow my blurbs, too! @krisettecapati

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