The Mac App Store‘s security has been cracked. This means that, by installing a software called Kickback, you will be able to pirate any applications in the store. However, the crack will not be available until February 2011, according to Dissident:
Dissident is a member of Hackulous, the community that cracked Apple’s Digital Rights Management system for iOS.
While I don’t support piracy, I understand the need to allow people to try apps for free, especially when there’s so much crap out there. However, this opens the door to wide piracy, which is not good for anyone, developers and users alike in the long term.
That’s why Apple should provide a test mode for all apps. Lite and trial versions don’t cut it. It’s cumbersome and not universal. Storewide 24-hour testing would be perfect, allowing users to quickly purchase or delete at any time during the trial period.
And they should do the same with iOS.