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
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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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