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Beware scams in the wake of the App Store slip-up

Published November 13th, 2015 at 3:17 PM EDT , modified November 13th, 2015 at 3:17 PM EDT

Mac users began to have problems opening apps downloaded from the App Store Wednesday morning. This caused messages that the apps were damaged and would need to be re-downloaded from the App Store.

It turned out that the problem was an expired cryptographic certificate at Apple, used to verify the legitimacy of these apps. Apple didn’t renew it in time, and when it expired, App Store apps failed.

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  • Robert.Walter says:

    As a fan, user and shareholder, I’m tired of these slip-ups.

    As a company of enormous worth and resources, Apple should have totally been able to prevent this as well as earlier instances of similar tomfoolery.

    Somebody needs to be fired.

    Apple needs to do some real soul searching and restructuring of its quality organization and processes. If there isn’t an exec vp level position responsible for auditing quality issues, Tim better get on it and fix this issue.

  • Gene says:

    I was in the Adobe Photoshop Elements forums where Adobe was catching a lot of static from those who thought it Adobe was messing with them in order to encourage upgrades.

    I hate to think how many other app makers got flamed for what happened in the store.

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