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 It's no secret that Apple's developer portals are a mix of outdated, crappy technologies, and it seems that this security researcher did good work by making that fact very, very clear for everyone.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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Sometimes organizations will leave known vulnerabilities in place even after they've been reported. So sometimes it takes the threat of going public -and even much worse- to actually get companies to take notice.

While I don't agree with taking such data - sometimes it's a lesser evil compared to that software going unpatched and open to genuine malicious intent. So while I don't agree with what he did, I can forgive him for doing it.

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