Apple Developer Site Back Up

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 @ 11:08 AM gHale


After suffering a hack attack, Apple restarted its online site for app developers one month after the intrusion.

The developer.apple.com site went down July 18, just hours after a London-based attacker said he exploited vulnerabilities in the website to prove it had flaws.

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Apple started resurrecting services after a week, but has now reinstated the full site, which has resources for creating application software.

The site also has documentation on iOS 7 for iPhones, iPods and iPads, and Mavericks, the latest iterations of Mac OS X.

“We understand that the downtime was significant, and apologize for any issues it may have caused in your app development,” Apple said in an email to programmers. “To help offset this disruption, we are extending the membership of all developer teams by one month.”

A Turkish security researcher calling himself Ibrahim Balic said he created the outage. He said he told Apple he had found 13 security vulnerabilities, which gave him access to more than 100,000 coders’ account data, and revealed some records in an attempt to back up his claims.



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