Apple bans iPhone hackers for ‘security reasons’

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Apple has reportedly banned the Apple IDs of two known iPhone hackers from the App Store for “security reasons.” One hacker, known as “Sherif,” posted an update to his Twitter account notifying his followers that Apple had banned his ID. “‘Your Apple ID was banned for security reasons,’ that’s what i [sic] get when i try to go to the app store, they must be really angry,” the hacker wrote. Another hacker, known as “iH8sn0w” and developer of the XEMN hacking tool, posted a response to Sherif’s update, claiming that he, too, had been locked out of his account. In November 2009, Apple posted a new job listing for an iPhone OS Platform Security Manager, suggesting the company was looking to further secure its mobile OS from jailbreaking and other unauthorized modifications. [via Cult of Mac]

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Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.