Apple is taking steps to limit the impact of a flaw in its iOS in-app purchasing mechanism that allows iPhone, iPod touch and iPad owners to download free in-game content. However, the service remains operational, reports “The Next Web” (

Over the weekend, Apple began blocking the IP address of the server used by Russian hacker Alexey V. Borodin to authenticate purchases, the article adds. It followed this up with a takedown request on the original server, taking down third-party authentication with it, also issuing a copyright claim on the overview video Borodin used to document the circumvention method. What’s more, PayPal placed a block on the original donation account for violating its terms of service.