Apple’s dev site was hacked on Thursday last week (or as Apple puts it, was accessed by “an intruder”). That’s putting it lightly. Apple also noted that there is a possibility that developers’ names, mailing addresses, and/or email addresses were compromised. To all the iOS devs out there, better check your hatches (and change your password while you’re at it).
Staying with Apple, a security researcher has claimed that the outage was as a result of him (or her) discovering a vulnerability and reporting this to Apple. Apple then shut the site down in response to this rapport and fixed the vulnerabiliy.
It seems as though the humble old SIM card can’t escape unscathed either. After three years of research by Karsten Nohl, a German researcher it has come to light that the SIM card can be compromised and used for fraudulent activities or allow you to be surveilled. I recon it’s the NSA man! 🙂
Hope that you’re having a good start to the week. It’s Monday! Here is The Daily Six Pack!
Feature link: Apple Dev Center Hacked
- Researcher claims he told Apple of Developer Center vulnerability but didn’t maliciously steal data, Jon Russell
- SIM Cards Have Finally Been Hacked, And The Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Phones, Parmy Olson
- Using Environment Variables in Coded UI Test with Visual Studio 2012, Gouri Sohoni
- Make your code readable by making it flow with Generics, Adam Storr
- Visual Studio 2013 Diagnostics Investments, Daniel Moth
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