By shutting down hosting servers, banning IP addresses and adding new protections to its iOS 6 firmware, Apple appears to have succeeded in putting an end to the in-app purchasing flaw by Russian hacker Alexey Borodin, reports “The Next Web” (http://macte.ch/3rWv2).

Posting to his In-Appstore blog (http://www.in-appstore.com/2012/07/its-all-over-for-now.html), Borodin says that after examination of Appleā€™s new in-app purchase protections — which includes the sharing of private APIs [application programming interfaces] — there’s “no way to bypass updated APIs.” He adds that “the game is over.”

“Currently we have no way to bypass updated APIs,” writes Borodin. “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.”