FBI Issues Denial About Leaked UDID List

NewImageThe Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a denial of responsibility regarding the leak of more than 1,000,000 iOS UDID numbers last night.

In a statement issued in the past hour:
The FBI is aware of published reports alleging that an FBI laptop was compromised and private data regarding Apple UDIDs was exposed. At this time there is no evidence indicating that an FBI laptop was compromised or that the FBI either sought or obtained this data.
The statement is not a blanket denial that the information did not come from the FBI, but instead says there "is no evidence" that a laptop was compromised or that the FBI sought or obtained the UDIDs.

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30 months ago
Its kinda sad when you have the tendency to believe the hackers over the investigators.
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30 months ago
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30 months ago
Not knowing you've been compromised is probably worse than being compromised in the first place.
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30 months ago
Hey, I believe 'em. Afterall, the government, and any of its entities....Never lies....nudge nudge ;) ;)
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30 months ago
The world is full of lies...
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30 months ago

Obamacare is only the start, Ive read just recently some schools are trying to force students now to be implanted with the RFID chip, there is a court battle going on. Obamacare will mandate RFID chip implants to all. By 2015 the government (doesnt matter right or left) will mandate all citizens to rfid implant. People will be scanned wherever they go with all info available to big brother. Pleople who opt out will not have access to health, banks, gov buildings, airplanes etc..


Sweet!

Does the RFID chip have bluetooth functionality so that it can wirelessly sync with my iPhone for hands free operation while driving?
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30 months ago
From the thread of the original story (now closed for cleanup)...

A hacker CLAIMS they got the info off an unprotected laptop, and an FBI one at that.

And you buy it hook line and sinker, just like they wanted.

Now you'll go to their website to check you UDID and give them who knows what info. Which might be their real game

After all, the best hacks are social


What they said. But it does make for a good story.

However, I'm certainly not saying the FBI is incapable of having such a list and that it was hacked. I'm just saying this social hack theory is also a real possibility, and I don't trust the hacker(s) either.

My first impulse was to go a website linked from the nbcnews.com article(kimosabe.net) site to see if I was on the list and plug in my UDID on a form. But then I caught myself and thought, "Well, SOMEBODY would be 100% guaranteed to have my UDID if I did this, now wouldn't they? I'm not that stupid." Maybe it's legit, maybe it isn't. I'm not taking the chance.

Then I thought, why didn't the hackers simply post the entire list unencrypted if it's that easy to crack? Instead, you download the encrypted file, and then they lead you to go and download/install some open-source software for decrypting it. I don't have time right now it research further and I don't know enough about which open-source software is safe/legit. Seemed kinda suspicious to me. I don't know if this open-source software they want you to use isn't the real danger in disguise or not. Just saying. My personal motto on things like this: If I am not well-informed about something, I err on suspicion until I am.
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30 months ago

Obamacare is only the start, Ive read just recently some schools are trying to force students now to be implanted with the RFID chip, there is a court battle going on. Obamacare will mandate RFID chip implants to all. By 2015 the government (doesnt matter right or left) will mandate all citizens to rfid implant. People will be scanned wherever they go with all info available to big brother. Pleople who opt out will not have access to health, banks, gov buildings, airplanes etc..


I think your tin-foil hat is too tight.
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30 months ago

do the research then come back with facts of your own.


Thank you, no. I learned long ago that it is impossible to have reasoned debate with anyone at your level of conspiracy theory paranoia.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2390495,00.asp


Impressive how you made the leap from two guys demoing a concept at a Black Hat conference to the US Govt. deploying 15,000 of them to "lock on everyone" (your words).

Must be a scary place in your mind. :)
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30 months ago
This story has been out a whole day and no one has spun it into an election season "issue"

I'm proud of you guys.
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