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Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Hack Demonstrated 89

broggyr writes "Seems it didn't take long to hack the Windows Phone 7 marketplace. Quoting WPCentral: 'For developers, the weakness in Microsoft's DRM for Windows Phone 7 applications has been well known for quite some time, and there have been calls for Microsoft to address these concerns ... Since then, a "white hat" developer has provided WPCentral with a proof-of-concept program that can successfully pull any application from the Marketplace, remove the security and deploy to an unlocked Windows Phone with literally a push of a button. Alternatively, you could just save the cracked XAP file to your hard drive. Neither the app nor the methodology is public, and it will NOT be released ... It is important to note that this was all done within six hours by one developer.'"
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Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Hack Demonstrated

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  • by ColdWetDog ( 752185 ) on Friday December 31, 2010 @04:09PM (#34724102) Homepage
    You should know better that to use such a weak command on good 'ol MK. Try this:

    "Oh uncool bush! Unloose this passle
    Of furry cats that you hassle!
    Tho' by speed my brain's destroyed,
    I'm not half this paranoid!
    So cease this bummer, down the freak-out,
    Let caps and joints cause brains to leak out!
    These cats are groovy here among us,
    So leave 'em be, you up-tight fungus!"

    Either that or just call his mom and tell him to come upstairs for a while.

  • incorrect info (Score:4, Informative)

    by phantomfive ( 622387 ) on Friday December 31, 2010 @04:11PM (#34724122) Journal
    It's not that hard. There are several ways to do it (as are documented here []). It's not even a real crack, you need to have a developer account to even side-load the apps on the phone (you can use the chevron cert also, but if you do that, you need to be careful otherwise all the apps will be erased when you update). In that case you can only upload 10 apps max at a time.

    This is the second slashdot article talking about a WP7 hack that wasn't really a hack. People are having trouble jailbreaking the thing, so we keep seeing articles about meaningless hacks as everyone wants to know when it is really jailbroken.

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