Skip to comments.Alleged Apple UDID Hack Raises Potential Privacy Questions for FBI
Posted on 09/04/2012 11:07:19 AM PDT by HenryArmitage
Hackers have allegedly stolen millions of Apple UDIDs from an FBI laptop, raising some potentially uncomfortable questions about privacy.
It could turn out to be a very bad week for Apple and the FBI. On Sept. 4, news began to circulate around the Web that hackers associated with AntiSec had stolen more than 12 million Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) for iOS devices from an FBI agents laptop. In a Sept. 4 posting via Pastebin, those attackers offered download links to what they ..
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Anyone who does enter their actual UDID is crazy.
What can be done with that number? Not disputing you, I just don’t understand how someone could hurt me by having that number, especially if there is no way to link the number with me.
Well, here’s a silly question:
“Why did the FBI HAVE 12 Million Apple UDID’s in the first place?”
“Are Mac’s inherently subversive, or have they profiled Mac owners?”
Most of what i have read seems to indicate that because of UDIDs Mac Devices are much easier to track and associate with users. So probably not more subversive just easier to track.
And why should the FBI be empowered to “track” anybody’s anything, with regard to Mac UDID’s?
I am not arguing that they are. Don’t know what I said that gave you that impression.
Not you....the story itself....
Why did the FBI HAVE 12 Million Apple UDIDs in the first place?