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BlitzenZeusBurnt Out CynicPremiumReviews:
reply to EGeezer
Re: Smartphone apps track users even when shut down That's actually how it is now, and many of these phones tend not to get the updated firmware leaving them vulnerable to known exploits. The companies in general don't expect you to use a phone for more than one to two years, and might only get one firmware update. Even the popular iphones have this issue, but part of that is they are putting more powerful/different hardware in newer models too.
In general security is an afterthought when it comes to smartphones.
I distrust those people who know so well what god wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires- Susan B. Anthony
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said by BlitzenZeus:It is not only the phone firmware that might be exploited. The FBI computers also leak data.
....many of these phones tend not to get the updated firmware leaving them vulnerable to known exploits.
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.