Apple's Development Center Breached by Hackers | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... |
Apple's Dev Center went down on Thursday causing issues for developers around the world. The system remained down for three days and is still currently unavailable.


This brings up an interesting question regarding single points of failure in the mobile application distribution system. When one component goes down, or is breached in this case it affects the entire ecosystem.


===> We hear a lot about mobile apps and devices being hacked, however as I have stated before that is small potatoes when compared to the treasure trove of the back-end systems that power mobile applications and services. <===


What is the point of hacking one person’s phone when there are entire app store infrastructures to target?