How a 15-yo Kid Tricked Apple With a Disguised iPhone Tethering App

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Mon, Jul 26th, 2010 18:56 by capnasty NEWS

15-year-old Nick Lee tricked Apple with a very simple iPhone application: Handy Light. On the surface it looked just like any other $0.99 flashlight application. But, secretly, it was a lot more useful: the app contained hidden code that made it a full tethering application -- a program that allows you to use your iPhone as a 3G modem. The app was pulled from iTunes as soon as news of its true nature appeared online

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