While the announcement that the AntiSec hacking group has leaked 1 million Apple UDIDs is bad
enough, the added detail that they obtained them from a FBI agent’s laptop via a Java vulnerability is downright chilling. You have to ask yourself what the FBI was doing with data on over 1 million US citizens along with why they thought such data was so unimportant that they’d allow an individual agent to keep it on their laptop. I don’t mean to sound alarmist, but we’re in a situation where government at just about every level is operating in direct opposition to the best interests of the people. Think about that when you pull the lever in November.
Note: Link above includes a link to a tool you can use to check to see if your device has been compromised.
[Update 9/10/2012] The source of the UDIDs was a company called BlueToad Publishing, not the FBI as previously reported. I have marked up the post accordingly. My concerns about our current government remain, but they are not to blame for this particular issue.
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