1. samthelegoman1's Avatar
    Has anyone heard that the hacktivist group Anonymous has secured 12 million Apple UDIDs and released 1 million after being taken from the FBI? My question is, what the hell is the FBI doing with 12 million Apple user id's?!?!
    09-04-2012 01:19 PM
  2. IoannisTs's Avatar
    Yes but does anyone know what that means ?
    09-04-2012 01:23 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    http://www.innerfence.com/howto/find...dentifier-udid

    What is the UDID?

    Each iPhone or iPod Touch has a Unique Device Identifier (UDID), which is a sequence of 40 letters and numbers that is specific to your device. Its like a serial number but much harder to guess. It will look something like this: 2b6f0cc904d137be2e1730235f5664094b831186.

    Why do we need the UDID?

    Your iPhone can only install programs that are approved by Apple. Applications in the App Store have been approved by Apple for general distribution, but beta customers get to try the app before its in the store. We register your UDID with Apple so they can approve our application especially for your iPhone.
    09-04-2012 02:05 PM
  4. saynt j's Avatar
    I think the more important question is whats the FBI's interest in the UDID's?
    09-04-2012 03:20 PM
  5. samthelegoman1's Avatar
    Exactly! And with the UDID, the FBI may be able to secure the inner workings and content of your phone such as conversations, addresses, and who knows what else!
    09-04-2012 03:23 PM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Heh...the FBI has a whole lot more than UDID's for massive numbers of people. This is a tiny niblet of "uncovered" truth, but if the FBI wanted this covered up, it would be.

    Welcome to the Patriot Act (AKA: Big Brother).
    09-04-2012 03:33 PM
  7. samthelegoman1's Avatar
    Now they FBI's saying they never had any Apple UDIDs at all! What a bunch of bologna!
    http://mashable.com/2012/09/04/fbi-w...le-device-ids/
    09-04-2012 11:41 PM
  8. Timhewitt's Avatar
    Now they FBI's saying they never had any Apple UDIDs at all! What a bunch of bologna!
    http://mashable.com/2012/09/04/fbi-w...le-device-ids/
    And you know this because? You want to believe an FBI computer was hacked cause that's cool....
    09-05-2012 12:07 AM
  9. saynt j's Avatar
    TimHewitt..

    I doubt it happened like something out of Swordfish... The article states an "FBI staffer" had their laptop accessed. If it was some lowly data entry employee (not all employees of the FBI are Agents) at an open wifi at Starbucks before or after work, that's entirely possible, and relatively easy if the laptop was unlocked already by the owner. A small text file of 480 million bits (12 million x 40 character udid) where each character is 1 bit of info, is somewhere around 60 KB. A wifi connection can pull that down in half a second
    Last edited by SayntJ; 09-05-2012 at 07:15 AM.
    09-05-2012 07:12 AM
  10. Timhewitt's Avatar
    And it's entirely possible that the FBI denial of any involvement is even more true...
    09-05-2012 09:40 AM
  11. qbnkelt's Avatar
    TimHewitt..

    I doubt it happened like something out of Swordfish... The article states an "FBI staffer" had their laptop accessed. If it was some lowly data entry employee (not all employees of the FBI are Agents) at an open wifi at Starbucks before or after work, that's entirely possible, and relatively easy if the laptop was unlocked already by the owner. A small text file of 480 million bits (12 million x 40 character udid) where each character is 1 bit of info, is somewhere around 60 KB. A wifi connection can pull that down in half a second
    WiFi is disabled on government laptops whose users handle sensitive information.
    09-05-2012 09:47 AM
  12. saynt j's Avatar
    Well.... There goes my theory. Lol.
    09-05-2012 12:57 PM
  13. Alli's Avatar
    The important question is - what difference does it make? They (whoever they is) can't do anything by having our UDID's unless they plan on adding us to their Apple developer account or adding us to their beta team.

    This is even less of a big deal than the people who worry that Google will steal all their information. Your what? Your contacts and calendar? Please.
    09-05-2012 03:59 PM
  14. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Government system integration with Apple products...I don't think this is as big an issue as people are making it out to be. I have this strong feeling what information was there was used as a sort of stress test...just my opinion though.
    09-05-2012 04:53 PM
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