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Re: 1 million Ipad & Iphone records stolen from feds & posted
Three years ago special agent Christopher Stangl appeared in a video calling on people with computer science degrees to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation, saying they were needed more than ever. Last night, hackers with subversive online networks Anonymous and Antisec answered that call with nothing short of irreverence: they published what they claimed were more than 1 million unique device identifier numbers, (UDID) for Apple devices, stolen from Stangls own laptop.
The incident raises many questions, not only about the security of federal devices, but of why an agent might have (allegedly) been carrying a database of Apple UDIDs, which the hackers said also contained user names, name of device, type of device, Apple Push Notification Service tokens, zipcodes, cellphone numbers, addresses, etc. of iPhone and iPad users. They claim to have stripped this information for publication.
From your link:If you own an Apple mobile device and are wondering if it got caught up in the UDID dump, TheNextWeb has set up a web tool that lets you type in your device number to check. They also promise to not store your identifier. Heres how how you can look it up in iTunes.
said by FF4m3 :While you're at it, you should probably check if your credit card is stolen too.
If you own an Apple mobile device and are wondering if it got caught up in the UDID dump, TheNextWeb has set up a web tool that lets you type in your device number to check. They also promise to not store your identifier.
quote: So feel free to punch yours into some dude's unencrypted web form.
UDIDs are unique to each iPhone and iPad, [so] having yours end up in the wrong hands is a concern.
hopefully, I have never purchased item via my iPhone.