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Test: Do you belong to the victims of the Apple hackers?

By bobcat
Sep 5, 2012
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  1. 05.09.2012

    Many Millions of iPad and iPhone owners are victims of a hacker attack. With a free web tool you can quickly test whether you are one of them.

    The AntiSec hacker group claims it has in its possession more than 12 million Apple iOS Unique Device IDs, as well as other personal info from device owners. To prove it, it has released 1,000,001 UDIDs to the public. Amusingly they claim that they have obtained the data from an FBI agent, but FBI denies this.

    If you are worried that you may be on the list of victims, you can now find that out quickly and easily. There’s an online tool available on LastPass, the website of the developer of Password Safe. For this you need only type the first 5 characters of your UDID and click on CHECK MY UDID.

    Details of the leak:
    http://mashable.com/2012/09/04/hackers-apple-device-id/

    Test tool:
    https://lastpass.com/udid/
     
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,074   +84 Staff Member

    Just a heads up, that test tool doesn't seem to be 100% accurate. I followed the instructions and entered the first five characters of my UDID. It told me my UDID was compromised... except it displayed the wrong info:

    Screenshot+on+9.5.2012+at+3.23.39+PM.png

    The sixth character of my UDID is 9, not b. The subsequent characters are also wrong, and I don't know anyone named Chris Johnston heh.
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,294   +238



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