Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Jul 2013 16:04 UTC
Apple "It's now been almost three full days. I don't know anything about their infrastructure, but for a web service to be down this long with so little communication, most 'maintenance' or migration theories become very unlikely." Downtime is normally just part of life, but three full days? There's something going on.
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it's going to be bad
by phti on Sun 21st Jul 2013 21:07 UTC
phti
Member since:
2012-06-02

I'm betting a severe security breach, accounts and/or certificates stolen, etc.
three fulldays off for a giant like apple means something really, really bad.

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RE: it's going to be bad
by WorknMan on Sun 21st Jul 2013 21:30 in reply to "it's going to be bad"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Not only does this speak volumes about the security of anything you store in the cloud, but even if you encrypt your stuff, reliability could be an issue. Thus, I don't really feel comfortable using the cloud as a primary storage source, even if the stuff I'm saving there isn't of a sensitive nature. For me, the cloud is definitely NOT the future, though I suppose as more and more stuff gets moved there, we'll all be dragged kicking and screaming.

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RE: it's going to be bad
by Laurence on Sun 21st Jul 2013 22:52 in reply to "it's going to be bad"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I'm betting a severe security breach, accounts and/or certificates stolen, etc.
three fulldays off for a giant like apple means something really, really bad.

If it is that, then I just hope Apple take a break from their "no comments" rule and properly inform their users (though the time to do that would have been 3 days ago, when any such breach was discovered)

Edited 2013-07-21 22:52 UTC

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RE[2]: it's going to be bad
by Tony Swash on Sun 21st Jul 2013 23:02 in reply to "RE: it's going to be bad"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

Straight from the horses mouth.....

Apple Developer Website Update

Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website. Sensitive personal information was encrypted and cannot be accessed, however, we have not been able to rule out the possibility that some developers’ names, mailing addresses, and/or email addresses may have been accessed. In the spirit of transparency, we want to inform you of the issue. We took the site down immediately on Thursday and have been working around the clock since then.

In order to prevent a security threat like this from happening again, we’re completely overhauling our developer systems, updating our server software, and rebuilding our entire database. We apologize for the significant inconvenience that our downtime has caused you and we expect to have the developer website up again soon
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