Nothing to see here … please move along … or so that’s what’s being said about the whole FBI UDID leak fiasco from earlier this week. Based on local blogger @darthnull‘s ongoing analysis there’s still no official finding on where the data came from … so it could be an FBI computer (or a personal computer owned by that cyber security agent) … or more likely from a popular iOS app developer’s machine. No one has been able to point the finger to a particular app yet though.
Owners of Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices whose unique device identifiers might have been exposed in an alleged breach of an FBI computer would face little, if any, potential harm as a result, some security experts say.
The Anonymous-affiliated hacktivist group called AntiSec claims it breached last spring the computer of an FBI agent and downloaded 12 million Apple unique device identifiers, or UDIDs, a string of 40 characters given to each Apple mobile device. AntiSec claims it posted 1 million UDIDs on the website Pastebin.
The FBI denies the breach occurred saying in a tweet that the hacktivists’ claim was “totally false.” Apple said it did not provide the FBI with the UDIDs.
Do you think that an FBI computer breach took place and if so, could Apple products be exposed? Post your comment below. Today’s post pic is from Examiner.com.