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Re: Smartphone apps track users even when shut down
said by BlitzenZeus:
....many of these phones tend not to get the updated firmware leaving them vulnerable to known exploits.
It is not only the phone firmware that might be exploited. The FBI computers also leak data.
Hackers associated with Anonymous claim to have swiped more than 12 million Apple iPhone and iPad device identifiers from an FBI computer.
Someone using the banner of AntiSec a 14-month-old joint operation of Anonymous and LulzSec posted a document to Pastebin on Monday that contained links to around a million Apple unique device identifiers (UDIDs). The anonymous poster said the release was intended to highlight the FBI's alleged tracking of Apple customers.
AntiSec said the hack, which apparently exploited a Java vulnerability, yielded a CSV file containing "a list of 12,367,232 Apple iOS devices including Unique Device Identifiers (UDID), user names, name of device, type of device, Apple Push Notification Service [APNS] tokens, zipcodes, cellphone numbers, addresses, etc".
Breaker One Nine.