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Apple Says They Didn’t Give The FBI Any Device IDs

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Yesterday, AntiSec leaked over 1million Apple UDIDs that they claim came from a FBI laptop they hacked. What was the FBI doing with all those UDIDs, and who gave them to them? Well the FBI says that they totally didn’t get hacked so it’s not their fault.

Apple has been quiet the entire time about the whole thing, until this morning when they released an official comment stating that they never gave the FBI anyone’s device IDs.

An Apple spokesperson told AllThingsD –

“The FBI has not requested this information from Apple, nor have we provided it to the FBI or any organization. Additionally, with iOS 6 we introduced a new set of APIs meant to replace the use of the UDID and will soon be banning the use of UDID.”

So who’s telling the truth here? Maybe everyone is. AntiSec may believe that they got the IDs off an FBI computer, but maybe it belonged to another government organization. But how did that agency get 12 million UDIDs? What do you think? Does the UDID controversy even matter? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments.

 

Source: AllThingsD