Apple Bans Security Researcher from Dev Program

Apple Bans Security Researcher from Dev Program

Security researcher Charlie Miller recently uncovered an iOS bug that could allow any app to download and run unsigned code. He told Apple about the problem, and they plan to issue a fix. However, he didn’t tell Apple that he also created a proof-of-concept app that they approved for inclusion in the App Store.

When the news broke about the security flaw and the app, Apple sent Miller an e-mail revoking his access to the App Developer program for one year, move he considers “heavy handed.” He added, “at least now people will know to be more careful until Apple is able to patch.”

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