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Private I: The App Store's weaknesses and problems already solved

Glenn Fleishman | June 24, 2015
Well, that was fast.

There's been a remarkably positive response to this research paper in part because the researchers provided months of upfront disclosure to Apple, AgileBits, and other firms, allowing changes to be put in place and the scope of the problem to be fully understood. Apple said on Friday, "We have additional fixes in progress and are working with the researchers to investigate the claims in their paper."

This interplay of researcher, developer, community, and affected parties is a close to perfect case, especially when a zero-day exploit--one that can be potentially instantly invoked--comes about. I hope this sets a pattern for future security issues.

 

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