Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Jun 2011 22:16 UTC
Apple With all the news about Anonymous, LulzSec, Anti-Sec, and so on, you'd almost forget there are more ethical hacking groups out there as well. One such group, YGN Ethical Hacker Group, informed Apple of several weaknesses in its developers website on April 25. Apple acknowledged the flaws, but so far, hasn't done anything about them. YGN Ethical Hacker Group has now stated they will fully disclose the vulnerabilities if Apple doesn't fix them in the coming few days.
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Responsible?
by ourcomputerbloke on Tue 28th Jun 2011 23:28 UTC
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ETHICAL Hacker Group ... will fully disclose the vulnerabilities if Apple doesn't fix them in the coming few days


I find this a very responsible way of dealing with hacking


Not sure that I can see how this is responsible, or ethical.

Scenario: You discover that your local bank has a dodgy lock on their front door and you tell them about it but they don't fix it within your allowed timeframe. Do you then run an ad in the national newspaper effectively telling all the crooks who they can burgle and how to do it?

Edited 2011-06-28 23:29 UTC

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