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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RE[4]: Responsible?
by ourcomputerbloke on Wed 29th Jun 2011 00:03 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Responsible?"
ourcomputerbloke
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And if they were burgled...


That is the point at which the responsible and ethical thing to do would be to come forward and say "We told them so!" Yes the crime has been committed, but you played no active part in it. Regardless of the motives I don't see anything ethical or responsible about actively facilitating a crime. You found the weakness, you reported it, you've actively tried to prevent the crime. Changing tack and becoming an active facilitator for the crime makes you no better than those who would commit the crime in the first place IMHO.

But anyway, that's the way I view it.

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