Some Mac App Store Apps 'Damaged' Due to Expired Security Certificate

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  1. Spoddles macrumors newbie


    Sep 16, 2015
  2. arpi macrumors newbie


    Feb 25, 2014
    The only thing we can do now is wait with the broken apps and report the problem with your app to the iTunes Store (

    Also if you can, get the apps from the developers. I have a feeling this will happen soon again....

    Not gonna buy more apps from the app store, i rather give 30% more to the developers, instead of Apple.
  3. valvano macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2015
    Have signed out of app store and logged back in. have deleted and reinstalled Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 again. And yet the app still gets the broken error message. ......sigh......
  4. FrateTAC macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2015
    "The secret of Monkey Island" same issue...but without any popup message! :confused:
    Just crash once opened.
  5. Keerock macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2005
    Sadly they are wasting their time and money on their HQ and their new Car.

    I believe that just before the Roman empire collapsed they built a huge circular building. Then they built chariots to ride around in that building.
  6. Casstiel macrumors member

    May 14, 2014
    From now on I'm going to only upgrade to the last version of each new major OS X release. So my next OS will be probably be something like OS X 10.12.5 in 2017.
  7. sdf macrumors regular


    Jan 29, 2004
    You should be able to get your preferences/settings back by restoring the appropriate container from your backup. (~/Library/Containers.)
  8. Quu macrumors 68030


    Apr 2, 2007
    This happened to me yesterday with Movist an app from the app store. I was honestly really thinking my SSD was dying or something because it said the application was corrupt and wouldn't open even though I'd not erased any of its files and it's just a video player. Totally had me worried.

    Reinstalling it from the App Store did make the error go away but it was worrying on a 5 month old computer to see a data corruption dialog box when launching a simple application that plays videos.
  9. OLDCODGER macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2011
    Lucky Country
    Thank you for the reply.

    Snow Leopard and Little Snitch, RTW! :)
  10. Alenore, Nov 12, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2015

    Alenore macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2013
    Oh please. Half the time, when you call apple support, they tell you to restore your computer to a previous version or to reinstall OS X.
  11. rlhamil, Nov 12, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2015

    rlhamil macrumors regular


    Feb 6, 2010
    As far as I can tell from some brute force checks, every Mac App Store app last installed, updated, or re-installed before the certificate expired, has the old certificate. Apps with the OS (or non App Store apps) don't appear to have that file in their bundle.

    If I'm reading this correctly, what might be the next certificate above this (the certificate of the issuer of the one that's expired) will expire on Feb 14 18:56:35 2016 GMT.

    Do we know whether that might cause similar problems in a few months?

    edit: the certificate replacing the expired one in more recently installed/re-installed/updated apps expires on Oct 23 19:09:31 2017 GMT.
  12. rlhamil macrumors regular


    Feb 6, 2010
    Real troubleshooting is something very few people do well, let alone communicate well. I doubt there's any company or organization of any size where that info is consistently found quickly, and quickly converted into a non-drastic fix or workaround, and the help desk monkeys informed of what to tell the users.
  13. grwilde macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2010
    Rebooting and resigning in to the Mac App Store solved many of my Mac App Store failure to open problems - but by no means all. 1Password and a number of others were fixed, but the following refuse to open with the "damaged and can't be opened" dialog displayed: Weathersnoop 3, WiFi Explorer, Disk Doctor, Screenium 3, and Just Press Record.
  14. FishyFox macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2015
    I've been having the same issue since weds, I was worried it was just a problem with my application. I've reinstalled and relogged a hundred times and nothing is working. I'm truly desperate, I use Photoshop Elements 9 everyday for my animations without it I'm royally screwed. Good thing I learned my lesson and bought a Physical copy, awaiting delivery. Thanks a lot Apple.

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  15. aaronvan Suspended


    Dec 21, 2011
    República Cascadia
    Every New Mexican I know is a closet Cowboys fan... :cool:
  16. Explorz macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2008
    Same for me with Billings 3.7.8 However for me it doesn't even give me a corruption warning. It just bounces once in the dock and then does nothing.
  17. Count Blah macrumors 68040

    Count Blah

    Jan 6, 2004
    US of A
    I know Apple is really into planned obsolescence, but now they are evolving into FORCED obsolescence.

    Tisk, Tisk, Tisk Apple
  18. d656 macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Same problem here...
  19. AgentElliot007 macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2010
    Labels & Addresses by Belight also not working. This is an ugly one for Apple...
  20. Casstiel macrumors member

    May 14, 2014
    A new OS X version each year on schedule just for the sake of it despite the clear necessity for longer development and bug testing times is a dumb idea.
  21. bjjp2 macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2005
    I started a thread on forum about my sudden inability to open CoD 4 before I saw this thread.
  22. rtc1085 macrumors newbie


    Nov 12, 2015
    Same for me. I have 5 years of business data here that I need to get access too ASAP. Contacted the company and they said it was Apple and unless I update to the new subscription service they could not fix the problem. Any luck on your end?
  23. jdrouette macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2013
    Not yet. I keep rebooting and re-installing hoping that Billings will work, but no luck so far.

    I suspected that sooner or later I would have to succumb to the Billings Pro subscription or find a replacement, but not without an OS upgrade to temper the pain. Fingers crossed that Apple will resolve this themselves.
  24. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    I just seen this for the first time a few minutes ago. I will restart my computer later today. Also I'm running 10.11.1
  25. bjjp2 macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2005
    This is a big problem to say the least. Any word from Apple?

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