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 It's no secret that Apple's developer portals are a mix of outdated, crappy technologies, and it seems that this security researcher did good work by making that fact very, very clear for everyone.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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"I reported bugs to Apple, they didn't answer my mails so I got pissed off and collected data".

Doesn't matter, still a dumbass and unethical move. Doesn't matter if he waited days or weeks or whatever. There are proper ways of disclosing stuff without stealing data and if he don't know or don't care, well, that makes him either stupid or a bad guy.

It's not really smart to ignore the emails of someone reporting vulnerabilities on your website.

We don't know how long he waited and no matter how long it doesn't give him right to steal data.

the good Apple being hacked by a bad guy.

Good or not, there's little doubt that the hacker's a moron.

Edited 2013-07-22 16:35 UTC

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manjabes Member since:

Jesus H. F. Christ, listen to yourselves! Had it happened to Ballmersoft, Oracle, Sony or whatever the unquestioned "baddies" are, you'd be rooting for the guy, no excuses. But because poor little underdog Apple got pwned, excuses start spawning left and right, moral judgements like "it's not ethical and legal to hack (Apple)" arise from te grave etc.

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Soulbender Member since:

Had it happened to Ballmersoft, Oracle, Sony or whatever the unquestioned "baddies" are, you'd be rooting for the guy


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