Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Sep 2012 09:00 UTC
Apple This could be big - although just how big remains unclear. "There you have. 1,000,001 Apple Devices UDIDs linking to their users and their APNS tokens. The original file contained around 12,000,000 devices. We decided a million would be enough to release. We trimmed out other personal data as, full names, cell numbers, addresses, zipcodes, etc." How did AntiSec get this data (they claim)? From an FBI laptop. Why an FBI laptop would have a file with personal information on 12 million iOS users, we don't know - especially since 10000 of them are Dutch/Belgian, and last I checked, those do not fall under FBI jurisdiction. Did the FBI obtain it from an application developer, or from Apple itself? Then again - 12 million users? From a single iOS developer? I find that hard to believe.
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A couple of things don't add up
by darknexus on Wed 5th Sep 2012 06:06 UTC
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I just want to add a few things in addition to some of the suspicians already raised around here.
1. They decided one million out of twelve million would be enough to release? That's only 1/12 the information. In other words, they don't actually care about our security as opposed to their publicity, or they would've released all twelve million. How am I supposed to know if I'm on that list? Sure, I might not be on the list they've deigned to give us, but hey, that doesn't prove a damn thing.
2. They say the original file was about 1.5 gb and that's why they couldn't release it. Are you telling me some supposedly expert hackers like this haven't heard of LZMA or BZIP2? It's called compression and that is exactly what it's for. They could've even split it up or released it as a torrent, but instead, they withhold it. My red flag just went up.
Now, these types of things do happen. If you have a cel phone or other device that connects to towers, you can be tracked without difficulty. But do these guys actually have twelve million device IDs? I seriously doubt it. Show me the proof and then, if they actually do have proof, I might get worried about it.

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