toggle

AAPL Stock: 122.37 ( -0.62 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Apple denies handing over UDIDs to FBI

updated 01:57 pm EDT, Wed September 5, 2012

Says new APIs in iOS 6 will render UDID system obsolete

Apple has issued its own statement in response to a leaked list of 1 million UDIDs purportedly stolen from an FBI notebook. "The FBI has not requested this information from Apple, nor have we provided it to the FBI or any organization," spokeswoman Natalie Kerris tells AllThingsD. "Additionally, with iOS 6 we introduced a new set of APIs meant to replace the use of UDID and will soon be banning the use of UDID."

The statement follows a pair from the FBI itself, insisting that it never had any such information and that no computer was hacked. The UDIDs in the list nevertheless appear to be authentic, raising the question of where they came from. The group responsible for the leak, AntiSec, has hinted that they might have been extracted through a commonly-installed app.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

HP 14-x030nr 14-inch Chromebook

If you're like us, chances are you've come to realize that you need the ability to access the Internet on the go. Also, you've prob ...

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

toggle

Most Commented