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Apple's Developer Site Hacked and Offline

 11:53 am on Jul 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

Apple's site for developers was attacked by an intruder last week, the company said Sunday.

In a note to developers, the company said that an "intruder" tried to gain access to developer information, prompting the company to take the service down. Sensitive information on that site was encrypted, Apple said, however it's keeping the site down while security is being hardened. No estimate was provided for when it will be back up. Apple's Developer Site Hacked and Offline [news.cnet.com]
An Apple spokesman told CNET that the company's developer Web site is "not associated with any customer information" and that "customer information is securely encrypted."
The outage sparked some concerns about there being a larger, behind the scenes security issue. Those concerns, which turned out to be well-founded, were amplified by scattered reports from users saying they had received password reset e-mails, suggesting others were attempting to gain access to their Apple ID accounts.



 4:29 pm on Jul 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

In a word:



 7:15 am on Jul 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

Just goes to show you that the so-called secure Apple OS is just FUD as we all knew it was.

If you build it, they will hack it. Period.


 8:20 am on Jul 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

the so-called secure Apple OS is just FUD

FUD = fear uncertainty and doubt ... weird use of the term. It's normal use is to describe over the top proclaims of things that are unsafe, like you just did. Not to describe claims of being (more) secure (than others).

Aside of that it's good practice to shutdown non-essential public facing interfaces that are under attack and might be vulnerable.

Moreover the security of the OS used on their servers has nothing to do with a website application itself being vulnerable.


 5:06 pm on Jul 26, 2013 (gmt 0)

Still down. But they've put up a status page: https://developer.apple.com/support/system-status/

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