updated 12:10 am EDT, Thu July 24, 2008
iPhone Monkey Ball hack
A group of hackers say they have cracked Apple's close Fairplay DRM on Sega's Super Monkey Balll for iPhone. A posting on Haklabs points to a download link for the pirated game. A number of users who commented on the site say they were succesfully able to run Super Monkey Ball on a jailbroken version 2.0 iPhone using SSH. Other users, however, said they couldn't get the game to work and questioned whether the hack was legitimate.
If the hack does indeed work, the security breach could have a major impact on the hundreds of applications for sale at the AppStore. Super Monkey Ball sells for $10 and is protected with the same FairPlay DRM Apple has used for years on content from the iTunes store.
The posting on Hacklabs provides step-by-step installation instructions for the game and encourages users to join a forum for sharing other hacked apps. Since the hack has only been available for a few hours, there has been no response yet from Apple or Sega or even confirmation of the hack.