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Apple’s Developer Website Hacked

by Caroline Vutagwa
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Apple’s developer website has been hacked. An email released by Apple informed the registered developers. It said that sensitive emails, names and physical addresses could have been conceded. This had forced them to take down the website on Thursday to stop further damage.

Last week in Thursday, a trespasser tried to protect personal information of Apple’s registered developers from their 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,” said Apple.

The multinational corporation company, apple, further said that it will have to do a complete webite renovation in order to prevent a similar security threat from happening again.

The last website shut down was due to a rush on the company’s iOS 7 beta release in early June. This week’s outage, however, was longer-lived – for much of a day – and for a much more damaging reason.

In most Apple hacks that happened previously, have been client –side, often through vulnerabilities in the Java software the company used to ship with OS X, and occasionally via social-engineering attacks on iCloud passwords.

Apple’ worst fear might be that hackers could gain access to its app store or the signing credential technology that certifies iPhone apps as safe, known, and malware-free. Apple does not want its consumers to consider the iOS ecosystem anywhere near as malware-laden as Android sometimes appears to be.

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