The Hacker Group Antisec Released 1 Million UDIDs of Apple iOS Devices

Last night Antisec has released about 1 million unique identifiers (UDIDs) from Apple iOS devices as reported on several news sites this morning. As scary as that may sound it is not clear what security or privacy implications this hack will have, as nobody seems to know what one could potentially do with this information. If you are concerned you can check your UDID(s) against the database of leaked UDID(s) here. Antisec didn’t release all 12 Million UDIDs they apparently had access to and withheld identifying information. While I understand the FBI tracking a certain number of people, I am not quite…

Can This Cat Keep Secrets Better Than Microsoft’s Skype?

Paranoia or not, in June of 2011 Microsoft was granted a patent for code to legally intercept VoIP calls, such as Skype, just a month after it acquired Skype. whether this technology was subsequently integrated into Skype, Skype refuses to answer. Mark Gillett, Skype’s Chief Development Officer, writes on Skype’s Blog in July 2012 that Skype will continue protecting their user’s privacy and only reveal content stored on their servers if legally required, technically feasible and law enforcement follows the appropriate procedures. What does that really mean? The company that owns Skype has a patent for software allowing interception of…

Internet Should Not Have Gatekeepers or Regulators

Everything political, everything social, the way we do things with other people is all done with your computer, on the Internet, with your iPhones with your mobile devices now, and it’s a totally different world then when we had powerful computers, but they weren’t a part of your life as much as now. And I’m just as happy as everyone to see it having turned out this way,” he tells RT. Apple’s co-founder fears that freedom of information is under attack, with the internet controlled and regulated in unnecessary and harmful ways. RT talked to Steve Wozniak on a range…

Sharing is Great, But it Could Come With a Cost!

Insurance companies apparently found yet another way to reduce their losses. An article by the UK’s Daily Mail claims that in the future claims could be rejected if customers had been ‘reckless’ with information they posted online. A spokeswoman for Hiscox Insurance admits it would consider rejecting applications outright from celebrities who write about their personal lives on Twitter because they are making themselves vulnerable to being targeted.

CNET – Subscriber Beware!

Being alert is a big part of protecting your privacy. I was just about to setup a profile in CNET when I found this little jewel (see picture!). There is nothing wrong with asking a subscriber to agree to terms and conditions, but what about signing them up to receive a newsletter in the same statement? Creepy…