Linked by MrWeeble on Tue 11th Sep 2012 18:25 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Following the leak of a million Apple UDIDs, a US app developer has come forward saying it is the source of the leak. It says the FBI never had the data, and the full set is "only" 2 million entries rather than the 12 million AntiSec claimed.
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So why did they need/have it ?
by Lennie on Tue 11th Sep 2012 22:42 UTC
Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

I think the answer is some where in these links:

http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2012/08/is_iphone_secur.html

https://media.blackhat.com/bh-ad-11/Belenko/bh-ad-11-Belenko-iOS_Dat...

I didn't see the Blackhat talk, reading slides is always somewhat misleading but:

"Passcode key computation utilizes new hardware
key UID+"

So my guess is, the iPhone uses encryption and the UDID is like a shared key between the iPhone, Apple and this company (I assume working for the FBI or other US-government agency).

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One to Find Out
by Lorin on Wed 12th Sep 2012 01:06 UTC
Lorin
Member since:
2010-04-06

If AntiSec's claims are true then it should be no problem to release all 12 million ID codes. That way we know if this is FUD from our oh so honest Government or BS from AntiSec.

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RE: One to Find Out
by Alfman on Wed 12th Sep 2012 01:49 UTC in reply to "One to Find Out"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Lorin,

You are right, but if these crackers don't want us to know, then we'll be hard pressed to uncover the facts. Just because BlueToad identified itself as a source doesn't necessarily mean that it is the sole source of the leaks.

Edited 2012-09-12 01:54 UTC

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antisec are not good
by jefro on Wed 12th Sep 2012 16:05 UTC
jefro
Member since:
2007-04-13

It is a shame they claim to be only for computer security but are really in it for publicity. They knew the FBI didn't provide the data yet they wanted us to believe it. They get their kicks off it like some crooks do. Not the crime but the attention. This makes them only scum sucking slim, not the do gooders they claim to be.

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