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Apple boots developer for finding flaws

2011-11-08 17:38:47.604396+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

I had skipped this the first few times because the headline was misleading. I'm going to write my own headline for it: Apple boots security researcher Charlie Miller from their developer program after he released preliminary information on security holes in iOS and the app store.

"I don't think they've ever done this to another researcher. Then again, no researcher has ever looked into the security of their App Store. And after this, I imagine no other ones ever will," Miller said in an e-mail to CNET. "That is the really bad news from their decision."

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#Comment Re: There is more to it. made: 2011-11-08 18:18:39.518925+00 by: Jim S

He's been finding flaws in Apple products for years. He crossed a legal line this time.

He concealed the exploit in an app, deployed it through the store and made it available to the general public. I'm fairly certain that breach of his contract is what got it canceled.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-11-09 10:58:29.618157+00 by: DaveP

As Jim said, he was booted for violating the TOS for the app store / and or the iOS SDK.

Not sayin' it's right, but that's been Apple's line, and it has the virtue of being true.