Hacker group Antisec has released a collection of over one million Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) and related push notification tokens, which it claims to have taken from an FBI database with over 12 million UDIDs and related personal account information, including user names, device names, telephone numbers and addresses. The group suggests that the UDIDs may have been used by the FBI for device surveillance. Neither Apple nor the FBI has commented as of yet. [via Pastebin]
Users can find out how to locate their UDID at What’s my UDID?, and that information can be cross-checked against the list here. Privacy-concerned users should note that submitting their UDIDs to a random site such as this may well be insecure.
Updated: In a tersely worded statement, the FBI has denied Antisec’s claims that it sought or obtained Apple UDID data, or that an FBI laptop containing UDID data was compromised. A separate post to Twitter called the claims “totally false.” [via 9to5Mac]
A video and images of new, allegedly Apple-designed earphones have leaked from Vietnam, where the white glossy earbuds are reportedly being manufactured for the company. The earphones have more of an oval shape than previous incarnations, and considerably smaller speaker holes are located near two sides, instead of a large grille directly in the center. This is likely being done to wave guide or channel the sound in a manner that was attempted by a handful of prior add-on accessories.
The earphones are described as intended for new iPods, but may well be included with new iPhones as well. Two photos are included: one of the new earphones and another comparing the old earbud to the unconfirmed new earbud. A full video comparing the two is also available. [via Tinhte]
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