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 It's no secret that Apple's developer portals are a mix of outdated, crappy technologies, and it seems that this security researcher did good work by making that fact very, very clear for everyone.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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This is not good work.
by Soulbender on Tue 23rd Jul 2013 05:04 UTC
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and it seems that this security researcher did good work by making that fact very, very clear for everyone


Good work would have been to publicly publish his findings and methods in a timely manner using any of the MANY different venues available for such disclosure. Accidentally that would also have made it clear for EVERYONE that there were problems with the site.
Stealing data, keeping quiet about the vulnerabilities for God knows how long until Apple makes a move and then whine about how you're not getting credit is NOT good work. It's being an irresponsible asshole.

Edited 2013-07-23 05:12 UTC

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