Why You Shouldn't Freak Out If Hackers Leaked Your Apple Device ID

Antisec has reportedly released a million Apple device UDIDs, which it claims to have taken from the 12 million it got from a breach of an FBI laptop. That is kind of terrifying for a variety of reasons, but let's just focus on the one you care most about: What is a UDID, and how might yours being exposed affect you? » 9/04/12 4:40pm 9/04/12 4:40pm

AntiSec Leaks 1 Million Apple Device IDs Obtained During FBI Breach…

Antisec has released 1 million Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs), claiming that it obtained them after breaching an FBI computer. It also claims to have over 12 million IDs in total, along with user names, device names, cell phone numbers and addresses to go with them. This is very not good. » 9/04/12 4:16am 9/04/12 4:16am

Ad Networks Are Bypassing Apple Privacy Rules With a Bunch of New Tricks

Last year, Apple gave developers a slap on the wrists for using UDIDs—unique numbers attached to every iPhone which software designers like because they make it possible to keep track of who's using their apps. Now, however, it turns out that ad networks are bypassing a whole swathe of Apple's privacy rules using a… » 6/05/12 5:49am 6/05/12 5:49am