Friday, 11 November 2011

Charlie Miller Kicked Off iOS Dev Team

Recently news broke of security expert Charlie Miller who has helped find many holes in iOS, was kicked off the dev team for showing a proof of concept that allowed malicious apps to be planted into the iOS app store with a code-signing bug. Article by ComputerWorld here

I know many companies have a policy with security researchers - that they have to keep quiet until the hole is closed and not release details about it.

Miller never really released anything, I saw his video for the proof of concept he did, he didn't release the method of how he did it. Yes I can say fair enough, but I can't help but think Apple shot themselves in the foot as well. Losing a decent security researcher like Miller... we'll see how it effects Apple.

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