Lack of respect for fellow hackers

by on 08/12/09 at 10:02 pm

When I was first learning how to crack and patch apps, most of the people who I came across generally respected the skills of someone who can make a tool which makes their lives much easier. That is until I decided to release one of those tools. For the past few months on and off I have been working on a tool to very easily remove the DRM encryption from any iPhone app. This tool is called poedCrack. At the moment, it is the most successful and popular tool for this purpose available.

It seems that some people just can’t handle that someone else made a good tool and want some credit for themselves. Today, I discovered that a person took poedCrack and claimed it as their own. They modified it slightly – to change the output file name – and added their own image to say that it is theirs.

I decided to call them up on it. To ensure that people knew that this person was actually stealing something that they didn’t make. I may have been a bit harsh in my response, but I personally think it was a very valid response. Instead of getting any form of communication, what I got was banned from the forum that it is posted on. I guess this idiot doesn’t want people to know that he can’t in fact do anything and that he needs to resort to stealing other peoples’ work in order to make people think he’s more than a lowly dung beetle.

Who is this person who stole my, and the creator of the GUI to go with it, andydam’s work? That would be someone who likes to call themselves SiNfulSS. This person runs a forum called Sinful iPhone. I encourage everyone who has any sense of respect for people who actually put in the work for the community to call this person out on what they have done. Let everyone know that this person can’t do anything for themselves.

Having said all that, there is a very well respected community out there for people interested in this kind of thing. This community is called and I encourage you to join if you haven’t already done so if you are interested.