Alexey V. Borodin, the Russian hacker who made headlines with a tool which lets anyone steal extra content in apps, no jailbreak required, is admitting defeat following Apple’s announcement that the in-app purchasing (IAP) exploit will be fixed in the shipping version of iOS 6 this fall.

In an unprecedented move, Apple gave developers access to a pair of private APIs in iOS, a temporary solution that effectively bypasses the hack. Borodin just publicly acknowledged that currently there is no way to circumvent Apple’s band-aid fix in apps updated to take advantage of the private APIs…

A blog post¬†over at his¬† website titled “It’s all over… for now”, ¬†Borodin writes under his hacker¬†nickname¬†ZonD80 that Apple successfully fixed the security issue with the private APIs.

By examining last Apple’s statement about in-app purchases in iOS 6, I can say, that currently game is over. Currently we have no way to bypass updated APIs. It’s a good news for everyone, we have updated security in iOS, developers have their air-money.¬†But, service will still remain operational until iOS 6 comes out.

The method used to crack IAP in iOS has also been successfully employed against paid content in OS X apps distributed via the Mac App Store. Noting that he is still¬†waiting for Apple’s reaction, Borodin teased that he and his team have “some cards in the hand”, adding that “it’s good that OS X is open”.

A short¬†follow-up post¬†published less than an hour ago invites people to try “buying” some paid content in apps, hinting that they “made a little improvement to protocol”.

We at iDB do not condone this hack nor any other method that lets dishonest individuals steal paid content and deny developers their hard-earned revenue.

Do you think Borodin will find a way to circumvent Apple’s fix for fake in-app purchases?