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 It's no secret that Apple's developer portals are a mix of outdated, crappy technologies, and it seems that this security researcher did good work by making that fact very, very clear for everyone.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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My best bet is: he worked hard to find holes, found, told Apple about them, waited for reconnaissance, did not come, raised the attempt to get it, failed again and now is very likely to be on a troubled situation.

It's perfectly possible to publicly disclose vulnerabilities without stealing data or causing damage. Any security researcher worth is salt knows this. Either he didn't know or he didn't care which makes him either not good at it or a bad guy.

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