Florida App Maker Comes Forward as Source of Apple UDID Leak

Florida App Maker Comes Forward as Source of Apple UDID Leak

All the finger pointing can cease in the case of the Apple UDID leak. Antisec recently revealed a list of one million identification numbers for Apple iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches that were stolen from a FBI laptop. The FBI denied the possession of the UDID's and involvement with the whole situation. Recently, the source of the leak revealed itself to NBC: Florida publishing house Blue Toad.

After a comparison of their database of UDID's, Blue Toad confirmed a 98% match to the leaked list. Blue Toad CEO Paul De Hart told NBC in a statement: 

“That’s 100 percent confidence level, it’s our data. As soon as we found out we were involved and victimized, we approached the appropriate law enforcement officials, and we began to take steps to come forward, clear the record and take responsibility for this.”

Blue Toad is a registered app developer and provides app-building services for over 6,000 different publishers. Presently, Blue Toad has 139 iPhone apps and 150 iPad apps in the Apple App store, which explains why the unknown company was in possession of so many UDID's. 

You can check if your device was included on the stolen list here. Security breaches like this are not likely to occur again as Apple is phasing out the UDID. In a statement to AllThingsD, Apple spokesperson Trudy Muller explained changes we can expect: “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.”

[via AllThingsD]

Tags: fbi, apple, hackers, iphone, ipad, ipod-touch
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