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Tag: UDID

FBI: No Evidence That Agency Had Access to Millions of Apple Devices

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI on Tuesday disputed reports that it possessed a database with personal information on millions of Apple devices.

It also said there’s no evidence that an FBI laptop was compromised.

“The FBI is aware of published reports alleging that an FBI laptop was compromised and private data regarding Apple UDIDs (unique identification numbers) was exposed,” the agency responded. “At this time, there is no evidence indicating that an FBI laptop was compromised or that the FBI either sought or obtained this data.”

A group that calls itself AntiSec said the proof is online, where it posted more than 12 million downloadable UDIDs.

Partner group, Anonymous, has been linked to other high-profile computer attacks targeting the FBI and CIA.

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Hackers Claim FBI Is Monitoring More Than 1 Million Apple Users

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The hacker group Anonymous announced it has stolen information from an FBI laptop computer that carried information on more than 1 million iPhone and iPad users, Forbes reports.

While Forbes was unable to verify the authenticity of the data, writer Andy Greenberg said the information “does seem to be an enormous list of 40-character strings made up of numbers and letters A through F,” just like Apple’s unique device identifier numbers used to identify individual users of iPhone and iPads.

Also included in that information are user names, cellphone numbers, addresses, texts and other personal information, according to Forbes.

It could mean Apple is supplying the data, that the FBI is getting the information on its own or something else entirely, according to technology news site, Gizmodo.

Whatever the case, the FBI will have a lot of questions to answer, Forbes reported.