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post #1 of 24
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In an update to its Developer Portal webpage on Wednesday, Apple informed developers of the latest steps it has taken in getting the service up and running after the site was hacked last week.

Update: According to Apple's system status page, Bug Reporter is officially online.

Dev Portal Update


As seen in the above screenshot, Apple updated its developer Web portal landing page with a brief explaining what actions the company has taken to get the service back online. Developers are also receiving emails reflecting the same information.

The update comes nearly one week after Apple said an intruder attempted to glean sensitive user information from the developer website.

Current plans are to roll out updated systems starting with Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, Apple Developer Forums, Bug Reporter, pre-release developer libraries, and videos. Those services will be followed by software downloads before bringing all systems back online.

In addition, the company has created a special system status webpage to keep developers in the loop when certain systems return to service. Currently, only iTunes Connect is fully operational.

As with previous updates, Apple apologizes to developers for the downtime, assuring them that memberships set to expire during the period will be extended and apps will remain in the App Store.
post #2 of 24

Great. Get it running already and drop iOS 7 beta 4.

post #3 of 24
Bug Reporter is back up too. I don't see any changes with it though

Edit: Looks like Mikey saw that at the same time and updated the story.
post #4 of 24
1) Good job Apple. Seems they're working really fast, some are pulling all-nighters here.

2) Strange layout, this page:
http://devimages.apple.com
How to enter the Apple logo  on iOS:
/Settings/Keyboard/Shortcut and paste in  which you copied from an email draft or a note. Screendump
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How to enter the Apple logo  on iOS:
/Settings/Keyboard/Shortcut and paste in  which you copied from an email draft or a note. Screendump
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post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Did you miss the part where Apple wasn't actually hacked?

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Shut up and go away, you useless, pathetic FUDmonger - Tallest Skil
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Shut up and go away, you useless, pathetic FUDmonger - Tallest Skil
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post #6 of 24

Looks like we are in for long wait. I wonder if we have to regenerate all our provisioning profiles and certificates.

post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by NasserAE View Post

Looks like we are in for long wait. I wonder if we have to regenerate all our provisioning profiles and certificates.

 

That's guess. One big headache if you ask me but whatever. At least it's not as bad as PSN crash last year. 

post #8 of 24
I've gotten 8 email requests about attempting to reset my password. I've made 0.
post #9 of 24
Can someone exain why updating their server software is necessary? Surely the world's biggest and most prestigious software company wouldn't have been running outdated software on their servers, would they?
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Originally Posted by BingeBoy View Post

I've gotten 8 email requests about attempting to reset my password. I've made 0.

 

So what? Someone has your user ID and is trying to guess your password. If you have a strong password you don't have to worry do you. I get the same thing on a semi-regular basis on my Yahoo email account. I also get the occasional email from a few other sites I visit saying an attempt was made to reset my password. The email always says to ignore the email if I didn't make the request. All this proves is that someone has your user ID. If they had your password or knew your security questions they would have already been successful in resetting your password. So they don't, do they.


Edited by lkrupp - 7/24/13 at 8:03pm
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Originally Posted by Cash907 View Post

Great. Get it running already and drop iOS 7 beta 4.

 

It's funny how whenever something breaks like this, some stupid, impatient, self-important selfish idiot always always makes some stupid remark similar to this.  I'm not saying it's you, mind you.  It could be anyone, but it's usually someone who hasn't got even close to the amount of talent, dedication and hard work that those trying to fix the broken thing for them have.  

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It's funny how whenever something breaks like this, some stupid, impatient, self-important selfish idiot always always makes some stupid remark similar to this.  I'm not saying it's you, mind you.  It could be anyone, but it's usually someone who hasn't got even close to the amount of talent, dedication and hard work that those trying to fix the broken thing for them have.  

 

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I think the frustration is pointing straight at the loser that decied to 'Test' the security of the Dev site.

Apple is just reacting like any good company would, just sucks that the beta is delayed because of it.

post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by Zozman View Post

I think the frustration is pointing straight at the loser that decied to 'Test' the security of the Dev site.
Apple is just reacting like any good company would, just sucks that the beta is delayed because of it.

Who says it's delayed? They said nothing of the sort and Mavericks DP4 went out just fine during this downtime. Maybe they just haven't planned on iOS 7 4 yet.

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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post #14 of 24
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Who says it's delayed? They said nothing of the sort and Mavericks DP4 went out just fine during this downtime. Maybe they just haven't planned on iOS 7 4 yet.

 

Yes we don't know 100% whether iOS 7 beta 4 was supposed to be released last Monday. But historically, Apple released their iOS betas every two weeks. The fact that Mavericks DP4 was released two weeks after DP3 confirm this pattern.

 

Mavericks was not affected because it uses the Mac App Store for distribution but with iOS they need to get the full iOS packages out for developers. The only way they've been doing that is by using the developers website and it's down.

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Originally Posted by NasserAE View Post

Mavericks was not affected because it uses the Mac App Store for distribution but with iOS they need to get the full iOS packages out for developers. The only way they've been doing that is by using the developers website and it's down.

What about the OTA updates from iOS 6 last year?

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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post #16 of 24
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What about the OTA updates from iOS 6 last year?

 

Even this year Apple pushed iOS 7 beta OTA updates. OTA updates work until you start having problems and need to restore from Xcode or iTunes. This is meant for developers and the complete iOS restore package is needed for troubleshooting. You also need new Xcode beta to go with it.

post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Who says it's delayed? They said nothing of the sort and Mavericks DP4 went out just fine during this downtime. Maybe they just haven't planned on iOS 7 4 yet.

 

Does that really matter?, I'll answer too, No, not really, We don't know if its delayed but even if it isn't, we can't check because the site is down 1tongue.gif
We know apple won't tell us.

post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by BingeBoy View Post

I've gotten 8 email requests about attempting to reset my password. I've made 0.

So what? Someone has your user ID and is trying to guess your password. If you have a strong password you don't have to worry do you. I get the same thing on a semi-regular basis on my Yahoo email account. I also get the occasional email from a few other sites I visit saying an attempt was made to reset my password. The email always says to ignore the email if I didn't make the request. All this proves is that someone has your user ID. If they had your password or knew your security questions they would have already been successful in resetting your password. So they don't, do they.

I have this problem with my Scottrade account. Seems my user ID and old password is floating around since Scottrade was hacked. I rest my password with a really complicated one. Now my account gets locked for failed attempts as soon as I unlock it. I just leave it locked now as I have a second account I can login with and they are linked so I have full access. They really need a site key or something to keep these jokers from locking people's accounts. Internet site security is not what it should be on most sites.
post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


Who says it's delayed? They said nothing of the sort and Mavericks DP4 went out just fine during this downtime. Maybe they just haven't planned on iOS 7 4 yet.

 

That's true, however the only reason it could go out during the downtime is the fact that you obtain it through the MAS.

post #20 of 24

They must be upgrading all their platforms: database, web server, Java, middleware to the latest versions with all patches.

 

It won't guarantee them 100% security, but provided they keep up with patches from now on, only 0-days will work, which is a good as anyone can do.

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Working around the clock my ass.
post #22 of 24
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That's true, however the only reason it could go out during the downtime is the fact that you obtain it through the MAS.

Really, I don't think that can be called the case. Software Update has simply been integrated into the application. It's not the same operations to update non-App Store applications as it is otherwise.

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

Reply

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by Squuiid View Post

Working around the clock my ass.

 

this

 

they even screwed up the status page, it simply claims the time of last update as the current time, even when there's been no update for many hours

post #24 of 24

Well, Apple _did_ tell a judge that it takes them "two weeks" just to change a few lines of text on a website.

 

One can only imagine how long it takes them to actually change some code.  

 

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j/k

 

"Two weeks!" is of course the standard programmer answer to every time related question.   I think Apple used it back then as kind of an inside joke.

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