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 It's no secret that Apple's developer portals are a mix of outdated, crappy technologies, and it seems that this security researcher did good work by making that fact very, very clear for everyone.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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bouhko
Member since:
2010-06-24

Being "pissed off" isn't justification to break the law, no matter what someone thinks of it.

It's not easy for us on the outside to judge how Apple was dealing with it until he got pissed off. If Apple verified those bugs and assumed it wouldn't go public or that guy may get annoyed it would seem a little naive considering past public cases.

I agree. I was just pointing out that it seems he did in fact report before exploiting (which is the right thing to do).

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

And I totally agree with you too. :-)

I just wanted to add that to me it seems too many people have no regard for the law when they're "pissed off" and this bloke seems to get pissed off rather quickly.

It's people like Thom with this mentality that's, in my view, rather dangerous. When these people don't agree with something they turn in to a judge and executioner in an instant without the need for a phone booth to change clothes.

On this very site we've seen what happens if people don't agree with a certain event. Their suggestions don't mind breaking laws or rewriting/disregarding entire constitutions.

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