Category: News Wire Published on Wednesday, 05 September 2012 14:00 Written by scaR Hits: 224
The Antisec arm of the Anonymous group posted a list of over one million unique device identification numbers (UDID's). These are used by networks and developers to label Apple iPad and iPhone users. What's even more interesting is they didn't get the device numbers from Apple. They got it from hacking into the FBI. Antisec claims that this was a mere fraction of the over 12 million UDID's they harvested after the attack.
The FBI has claimed that they have found no proof that the hack occured and denied that they use Apple UDID's to monitor data.
This is interesting to note given the intent of the Trinidad and Tobago government to furnish 73 high ranking officials including Members of Parliament, Senators and Presiding Officers of both houses with iPads. This in an effort to move government into the digital age with the ability to send and receive documents electronically. It is expected this government issued device will alleviate the need to have permission to bring electronic devices to presentations for parlimentary debate.
The question arises. How secure is that information?
[ source : http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2409239,00.asp ]
[ source : http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2012-09-05/members-both-houses-get-ipads ]