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 It's no secret that Apple's developer portals are a mix of outdated, crappy technologies, and it seems that this security researcher did good work by making that fact very, very clear for everyone.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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I think the problem is that people looking for bugs on other people's systems don't do it to find 'n' report them, but to see if they can actually be exploited.

It's a bit like checking if doors are locked, which is okay, but what isn't okay is to enter a home and walk around to "proof" the door was unlocked.

I think most us wouldn't mind if some stranger told us we left our car unlocked, but we wouldn't like it if he also told us he sat in our car for a while, taking pictures, checking the radio presets and making copies of documents found on the glove compartment.

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