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It Ain’t Over- Apple Responds to Ou/Toorcon Showdown?

By Rich

I swear, every time I think this thing is dead, its pale desiccated hand reaches from the grave, grabbing at our innocent ankles.

Lynn Fox at Apple responded to some very direct questions from George Ou at ZDNet.

At this point I’m surprised Apple is letting this drag on; all it does is bring the black spotlight of security on them which, as Microsoft and Oracle will attest to, isn’t necessarily a good thing.

Fox’s response seems risky unless she is absolutely certain Maynor and Ellch have nothing, and are basically, you know, suicidal. That doesn’t jive with what I know- even what I’m allowed to (and have) revealed.

Toorcon is the end of this week. Ou will be there to watch Maynor and Ellch present. I suspect it will be somewhat interesting.

I never suspected a chance meeting at Defcon would drop me into what’s become one of the most bizarre disclosure situations I’ve ever seen. This is even making Ciscogate look tame.

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“Fox’s response seems risky unless she is absolutely certain Maynor and Ellch have nothing, and are basically, you know, suicidal.

I don’‘t see that.  Her answers are in respect to what Apple says they have received from M&E.  NOT what M&E may HAVE.  If they HAVE something, but have not transmitted that to Apple, then the situation is reversed, and they have proven themselves to be not responsible researchers.

I don’‘t see Apple releasing statements that could be proven to be out and out lies.  Could be the the two sides just disagree on whether M&E’s code really does pertain to Apple’s products.  Doesn’‘t seem likely, but stranger things have happened.

By rahrens


Fox’s response seems risky unless she is absolutely certain Maynor and Ellch have nothing, and are basically, you know, suicidal. That doesn’t jive with what I know- even what I’m allowed to (and have) revealed.

Hi Rich, Would you mind clarifying that last bit? What did Fox say that was inconsistent with what you’‘ve already revealed? Thanks!

By dgtruckses


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