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FaceTime Bug an AppSec Fail
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BradleyRoss
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BradleyRoss,
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2/4/2019 | 3:48:40 PM
Reporting security problems to Apple
The address for sending information on security problems at Apple is apparently [email protected]  However, I also sent them a message about a probable fix for a problem and received no response.  After a few attempts at escalation of the issue, I finally received a message that they couldn't talk about such issues.  However, I found the language in the communications from the product security group disturbing in that it appeared to be the type of double-talk encountered from people who didn't want to deal with the problem or admit that the problem existed.  I appreciate the need for deception in product security, but it seemed that they lacked sufficient skill and knowledge to successfully deceive.

I find the idea this is a problem in testing under AppSec simplistic and dangerous.  It is simplistic because problems like this usually represent errors by multiple persons in the software development life cycle, frequently over a period of years.  It is dangerous because testing is of limited use in finding problems unless the software is designed in a way that supports testing.

Designing the software to support testing first requires a design with sufficient documentation to design tests.  A problem of this type does not indicate a problem in testing, but a problem with the design methodology not providing enough information to develop the tests.
BROWN1808
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BROWN1808,
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1/31/2019 | 11:43:12 AM
Apple Face Time Bug
The other issue that is very frustrating is reaching someone actually involved with the company to report this or any issue to, not a machine or a group of supporters helping Apple out by solving their problems for them. That aspect should have been commented on more thoroughly.


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