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[CBR] AntiSec FBI hack leaks one million Apple device IDs

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Hackers claimed to have posted one million Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) that were stolen from a laptop belonging to the FBI.

AntiSec - part of the Anonymous hacking group - says it accessed over 12 millions UDIDs, the unique identifier of each Apple device. They are used by app developers and advertisers to track user behaviour.

...The hackers used a Java vulnerability to access the laptop.

AntiSec claims to have pilfered around 12 millions records in total, but decided that releasing one million "was enough". Its post on Pastebin says it trimmed, "other personal data as, full names, cell numbers, addresses [and] zipcodes" before publication, suggesting that if true, it has a wealth of information on Apple's users.

It claims it hacked the data in response to the way the FBI tracks and monitors users, and said that most people would not care if they were told about what the FBI was doing.

Edited by {Unregistered} - 9/4/12 at 9:47am
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While it looks bad that they stole and hacked an FBI laptop, It is pretty scary that the FBI can so easily access your info so easily, especially since in the end, the FBI is just a group of people, people that can be ruled by emotions and their own personal agendas. It is unsettling that the government has so much power that they can jeopardize my freedoms with the signature of a form.
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While it looks bad that they stole and hacked an FBI laptop, It is pretty scary that the FBI can so easily access your info so easily, especially since in the end, the FBI is just a group of people, people that can be ruled by emotions and their own personal agendas. It is unsettling that the government has so much power that they can jeopardize my freedoms with the signature of a form.

You agreed to the EULA when you were born. laugher.gif
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And yet most people don't know that. Privacy is dead. Deal with it.
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Atleast their actions are causing some change to take place in terms of security. I don't care THAT much the government has personal information, but when you have it and can't protect it is a little worrying. The government is still way behind on proper security practices.
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Just one of a thousand reasons I will never go Apple.
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LOL! Ain't that the truth. I'm glad my parents didn't click the "decline" button.
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So much for the fourth amendment
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I'm happy this group did that. The american government sticks their nose in everything even when it's completely irrelevant.

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