By: Yahoo! News: Security News – Digital Trends – Companies like Google and Facebook reward hackers with monetary incentives for finding bugs and security holes in their software. Apple has taken the opposite approach. TG Daily reports that security researcher Charlie Miller was ousted from the iOS developer program after revealing a security flaw in iPhones and iPads. He discovered, and made public, that it’s possible to create an app for the App Store that passes all of Apple’s security sweeps but still downloads malware onto the device and does bad things. His app, called InstaStock and masked as a stock trading app, was able to access photos and contacts as well as make the device vibrate or play sounds, all of which are typically restricted on iOS.
My take on this:
Employees should be good and never publish security flaws like this. I can only imagine myself doing something like this if my employer was an evil corporation that constantly screwed employees. Only then I would behave like that. … Does Apple fits into that description? I don’t know. But that Charlie Miller guy is a goner for sure.