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Did Conde Nast Fix Its iPad Apps?

Two weeks ago we wrote about a nasty bug some users discovered in the Conde Nast iPad applications based on Adobe’s publishing technologies (oh byt the way, they just made the deal official) which, through a rather simple hack of preference files inside the app’s folder, allowed to download paid issues for free.

Back then, an Adobe spokesperson confirmed a new version of the Digital Content Viewer had been already shipped to developers and a fix would be released soon.

From what we see in iTunes, it seems like the update went through Apple’s approval process and was released three days ago. Both Wired and The New Yorker were updated on Oct. 22nd with “bug fixes” as the only item in the changelog.

I guess this is the update that removes the security flaw that allowed to hack the applications and trick them to think you were a paid subscriber.

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