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18: Episode 18 - Profundity

July 26, 2013 at 11:45PM • 1 hour 7 minutes • Wiki Entry

The News

  1. Apple Developer Website Intruder (Full Email Below) Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website. Sensitive personal information was encrypted and cannot be accessed, however, we have not been able to rule out the possibility that some developers’ names, mailing addresses, and/or email addresses may have been accessed. In the spirit of transparency, we want to inform you of the issue. We took the site down immediately on Thursday and have been working around the clock since then.In order to prevent a security threat like this from happening again, we’re completely overhauling our developer systems, updating our server software, and rebuilding our entire database. We apologize for the significant inconvenience that our downtime has caused you and we expect to have the developer website up again soon.
  2. Apple Developer Website Follow-up (Full Email below) We apologize for the significant inconvenience caused by our developer website downtime. We've been working around the clock to overhaul our developer systems, update our server software, and rebuild our entire database. While we complete the work to bring our systems back online, we want to share the latest with you. We plan to roll out our updated systems, starting with Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, Apple Developer Forums, Bug Reporter, pre-release developer libraries, and videos first. Next, we will restore software downloads, so that the latest betas of iOS 7, Xcode 5, and OS X Mavericks will once again be available to program members. We'll then bring the remaining systems online. To keep you up to date on our progress, we've created a status page to display the availability of our systems. If your program membership is set to expire during this period, it will be extended and your app will remain on the App Store. If you have any other concerns about your account, please contact us. Thank you for your continued patience.
  3. Turkish hacker clames responsibility for dev portal downtime

Tweet Shoutouts


The Discussion

  1. Apple bug reporting
    1. OpenRadar
    2. Lots of facepalms - take the time to put together a sample project, only to get a comment asking me to see if it’s been fixed in the latest beta 2. WTF?
    3. What options do we have?
    4. What do our listeners thing about the current bug reporting system? What system might work better? Why?
  2. Nature of the XCode and iOS Betas (Adam)
    1. Apps downvoted in store - for not working on Beta

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  • Have you had a bad experience as a result of the hack on the Apple Developer Website, use hashtag #AppleHack
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