We have already posted that AntiSec, the hacking group made a million UDIDs public, and they have 11 million UDIDs with them. Although the hackers had removed personal information from the Device IDs, it could be that your ID might be amongst the million they have made public. However, don’t take it too lightly that even if your UDID is out there nothing can be done. A good hacker can take out a lot of information associated with your UDID. It’s a breach of privacy and can even be a source of identity theft.
Moreover, does it not surprise you? That FBI has over 12 million UDIDs out of which one could be yours as well?There is a tool that can check if your device ID is out there on the web, and it has been developed by The Next Web and you can access it by heading over to this URL. They won’t store your device ID so no worries.If you want to know your Device ID you can tap the serial number entry in the device information pane in the desktop iTunes, alternatively you can go here to see the tutorial.
The UDID is a unique serial number given to your iDevice. This is used by app developers to identify users and give them a more personalized experience. Since ad companies started using the UDIDs without permission from the users, Apple started shutting them down and banned apps that used UDIDs. What’s more alarming is the fact that the FBI has over 12 million device IDs, and for what purpose?
The data taken from Dell Vostro notebook used by Supervisor Special Agent Christopher K. Stangl from FBI Regional Cyber Action Team and New York FBI Office Evidence Response Team had a lot of information about the users and it included; user names, name of device, type of device, Apple Push Notification Service tokens, zip codes, cellphone numbers, addresses and more.
Check and see if your UDID is on the list or not and share with us your thoughts on this issue.