Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jul 2013 10:10 UTC
Apple "Apple revealed Sunday that its Developer Center suffered a lengthy outage this week following a security breach that may have compromised data, but a security researcher has provided evidence to suggest the shutdown was in response to his identification of a vulnerability." It's no secret that Apple's developer portals are a mix of outdated, crappy technologies, and it seems that this security researcher did good work by making that fact very, very clear for everyone. Would be nice of Apple to acknowledge his work, although as we all know, that's about as unlikely as Pluto blocking the sun, no matter how Apple claims it wants to be "open" about this disaster in its public statement.
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RE: Unfortunate course of action
by Soulbender on Mon 22nd Jul 2013 10:56 UTC in reply to "Unfortunate course of action"
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Unfortunately he had already actually used those bugs to hack into the system and retrieve some data about 73 Apple employee accounts and he claimed to have another 100,000 user details he had secured by exploiting the bugs.


If that's actually true then Apple has no reason in the world to give him any credit. In fact, they should probably turn him in but he seems to have done that himself, more or less.

It is not clear why he did this


Because he's an unethical dumbass?

ibrahim Balic says he is concerned about the impact on his reputation.


Well, sure. Stealing data isn't good for your reputation.

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