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Author Topic: Did Obama’s iPad Just Get Hacked?  (Read 1891 times)

Arizona Hot

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Did Obama’s iPad Just Get Hacked?
« on: September 04, 2012, 04:14:24 PM »
Just found this article, did any of the Apples here get pied?

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Re: Did Obama’s iPad Just Get Hacked?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012, 04:31:54 PM »
LastPass has a tool to check, but it's being made out to be a bigger deal than it apparently is.

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“Since AntiSec removed all the personal data from the data they released, this hack doesn’t present much risk to end users,” said Andrew Storms, director of security operations for nCircle, a compliance auditing firm that works with companies such as Facebook and Mastercard. “UDIDs in isolation aren’t a big deal. In fact, Apple used to permit apps to spew UDIDs all over the place, so there’s a lot of UDID data already in the public domain. For awhile, there were a lot of apps using UDID and personal data to track users activity and selling it to advertisers.”

The larger question is why did the FBI have all of those UDIDs?

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Re: Did Obama’s iPad Just Get Hacked?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2012, 05:19:49 PM »
LastPass has a tool to check, but it's being made out to be a bigger deal than it apparently is.

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“Since AntiSec removed all the personal data from the data they released, this hack doesn’t present much risk to end users,” said Andrew Storms, director of security operations for nCircle, a compliance auditing firm that works with companies such as Facebook and Mastercard. “UDIDs in isolation aren’t a big deal. In fact, Apple used to permit apps to spew UDIDs all over the place, so there’s a lot of UDID data already in the public domain. For awhile, there were a lot of apps using UDID and personal data to track users activity and selling it to advertisers.”

The larger question is why did the FBI have all of those UDIDs?

Let me guess. Investigating IMs and tweets again?


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Re: Did Obama’s iPad Just Get Hacked?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2012, 07:50:14 PM »
The FBI says it wasn't their laptop that got hacked and they don't have the Apple Device IDs. So, did Obama get hacked or is this a prank to scare people?

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Re: Did Obama’s iPad Just Get Hacked?
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2012, 10:12:11 PM »
^Oh I'm pretty sure the FBI bit is really just a red herring AntiSec is tossing out for giggles.

Which still begs the question as to where they really got their UDID list from.

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Re: Did Obama’s iPad Just Get Hacked?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012, 01:51:10 AM »
LastPass has a tool to check, but it's being made out to be a bigger deal than it apparently is.

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“Since AntiSec removed all the personal data from the data they released, this hack doesn’t present much risk to end users,” said Andrew Storms, director of security operations for nCircle, a compliance auditing firm that works with companies such as Facebook and Mastercard. “UDIDs in isolation aren’t a big deal. In fact, Apple used to permit apps to spew UDIDs all over the place, so there’s a lot of UDID data already in the public domain. For awhile, there were a lot of apps using UDID and personal data to track users activity and selling it to advertisers.”

The larger question is why did the FBI have all of those UDIDs?

Let me guess. Investigating IMs and tweets again?



Most likely it's old stuff.

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Re: Did Obama’s iPad Just Get Hacked?
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2012, 03:43:26 PM »
LastPass has a tool to check, but it's being made out to be a bigger deal than it apparently is.

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“Since AntiSec removed all the personal data from the data they released, this hack doesn’t present much risk to end users,” said Andrew Storms, director of security operations for nCircle, a compliance auditing firm that works with companies such as Facebook and Mastercard. “UDIDs in isolation aren’t a big deal. In fact, Apple used to permit apps to spew UDIDs all over the place, so there’s a lot of UDID data already in the public domain. For awhile, there were a lot of apps using UDID and personal data to track users activity and selling it to advertisers.”

The larger question is why did the FBI have all of those UDIDs?

Let me guess. Investigating IMs and tweets again?



Nah.  They were just checking data sekuritee.

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Re: Did Obama’s iPad Just Get Hacked?
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2012, 07:12:00 AM »
If the feds wanted UDIDs, they'd have more than a meager 12 million... and I supposed they'd have it stored in a more efficient format than .csv. Then again, it could be a subset of data used for a specific SEEEEKRIT operation, dun-dun-dundun!

We probably won't know the real story behind this, but I don't doubt that the UDIDs are real, nor that the hax0rs have the additional information they claim they do. Could just as easily come from an exploited App-developer database, though.
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