The Huffington Post has discovered a security hole in some of the magazine download applications on the iPad, that would let users download the magazines for free.
The hole applies to Conde Nast US publications, Wired Magazine and the New Yorker, and it seems that teh security hole is still open.
No need for hard core hacking and cracking: All a moderately-skilled iPad user has to do is connect the iPad to his laptop, search inside the iPad files with a common managing software (we used iPhone Explorer), copy the .plist file that manage the download information and correct a single field.
No doubt Conde Nast will get this security hole fixed shortly, and lets hope that too many people don’t use the exploit before it is fixed as it could end up being expensive for them.
via App Advice
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