Aurora Feint - Temporarily Suspended

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  1. Dave C

    Dave C New Member

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    I just read that the app is temporarily suspended due to privacy reasons.
    It seems they were downloading your contacts straight from your Touch/Phone to their server....
    Would have been nice if they vocalized that a bit more....
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    wow COOL! hacking at its best. I'm sure it wasn't a mistake
  3. Dave C

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    No, from what I read, it seems they did it on purpose....to make it "easier" for you to see when your friends(contacts) are playing it also!
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    ROFL.
    Im glad I've only played this once.
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    Clownassasin New Member

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    wow, im glad i dont put any contacts on my ipod! phew! lol
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    part of it is that they also weren't encrypting the information as they sent it to their servers. if that information were intercepted, people could....prank call your mom.


    what surprises me is that apple's supposedly strict review process didn't find this out. i thought these kinds of things was what the review process is for. a good testing environment surely could have seen unencrypted contact data going out.

    anyway, i'm guessing the creators just have to rework their code so it's encrypting outgoing information, and maybe make it a little more known that they'll use your contact list for 'enhanced' community gameplay, and their app will be reinstated. i don't think it was anything malicious.

    edit: creators' response:


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    It is still a good game

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    They just have to modify it a little bit.
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    my contacts are only myfa mily but thegame is still cool

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