Why the Hackulous, Installous shutdown won't end iOS app piracy
Last year Axran, a provider of app security products based in Bethesda, Md., released a research report that claimed more than 92 percent of paid iOS apps have been pirated. That's still better than paid Android apps, 100 percent of which have been pirated according to Axran's data. This issue came to a head again earlier this month when Hackulous, a longtime hub for piracy within the iOS community, abruptly announced it was shutting down.
Although the lack of an iOS 6 jailbreak when Hackulous shut down has been suggested as contributing to its demise, Axran Vice President of Marketing Jodi Wadhwa said some hackers have already been bragging about jailbreaking iPhone 5s running iOS 6.0.2. "It is always an arms race for the hacking community," she said, adding that many global developers support such hacking as part of maintaining a "free" development environment. "They view jailbreaking as being about innovation." Feature