Apple updates developer site in wake of intrusion

Apple LogoApple developers have been contacted by the company to inform them that, last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of registered Apple developers from the developer website.

Apple assures us that sensitive personal information is held in an encrypted form, but they are unable to rule out the possibility that some developers’ names, mailing addresses and/or email addresses may have been accessed. They aren’t advising a change of password, but rather just keeping people informed.

To prevent any similar security breached in future, Apple say they are completely overhauling their developer systems, updating their server software, and rebuilding their entire database.

While, as I mentioned above, they are not advising people to change their passwords at the moment, if you have an iTunes or Developer account it might be worth keeping a close eye on it for the next little while. It may be unrelated but, today, I received an automatic notification from Apple that someone had requested a password reset for me. If you see any strange activity on your account, a password reset is usually a good idea.

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