Security Corner

Apr 30 2014   8:20PM GMT

Apple Developer Center leaks developers’ & employees’ personal info

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

125px-Apple-logo.svgOn Sunday night, Apple took down its Developer Center to patch a security hole that allowed anyone to access personal contact information for any registered developer, any Apple Retail or corporate employee, and even some key partners.

According to 9to5Mac, a Macintosh-focused news venue, a tipster sent an email into its tips box “that contained the personal contact information – including cell phone numbers – of several of the publication’s staffers, as well as a few high-ranking Apple executives.” You can read the full article at the link above.

In a stellar example of responsible disclosure, 9to5Mac withheld any information until after Apple fixed the issue:

Due to the critical nature of the problem, we would never reveal this type of flaw to the public until it had been dealt with and we had contacted Apple . As of last night, the hole has been patched. Keep reading for the full details of how the breach was executed and exactly what information was at risk.

Good for them!

 Comment on this Post

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when other members comment.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: