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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RE: Comment by Radio
by Laurence on Tue 4th Sep 2012 13:23 UTC in reply to "Comment by Radio"
Laurence
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2007-03-26

This puts this recent article into perspective:
Simson Garfinkel writes that the iPhone has such good security that the police can't use it for forensics anymore.


Not really. They're two entirely different things:
Bruce Schneier talks about data security and this article is about security of personal details.

The former is held on the iPhone itself and the latter is broadcast to authorised 3rd parties.

So while both are very relevant issues that fall under the "security" umbrella, they're still different topics.

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by Radio on Tue 4th Sep 2012 13:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
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2009-06-20

Full names, cell numbers, addresses, zipcodes, etc. are usually broadcast to 3rd parties?

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RE[3]: Comment by Radio
by Laurence on Tue 4th Sep 2012 13:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Radio"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Full names, cell numbers, addresses, zipcodes, etc. are usually broadcast to 3rd parties?

If you're buying something online, then definitely. Even if that process requires the user manually entering said details into a HTML form, it's still being transmitted from client (iOS) to server (3rd party)

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