It was doubtful when Apple declared sometime ago that they are inserting a new identifying 40 digit number Unique Device Identifier (UDID) in it iPhone, ipad and iPod devices. No one really believed Apple’s justifications, and privacy protection groups were outraged and are claiming that it is used to monitor phone users closely.
The Unique Device Identifier (UDID) is like a serial number but much harder to guess. It will look something like this:
2b6f0cc904d137be2e1730235f5664094b831186. A group of hackers has leaked more than a million unique iPhone ID after claiming to have breached an FBI laptop.
The news is concerning because the group also claims it has the contacts, user names, device names and phone numbers of the users affected.
But how can you tell if you’re one of those compromised with the latest FBI UDID Hack? Here’s a solution
But how do you get hold of your UDID?
Just follow these steps:
- Plug your iPhone into your computer
- Load up iTunes
- Click on your device
- Click ‘Summary’
- Click on your serial number
- You should now see your UDID
- Type that long number into Text Edit
- and inserted it into the following link The Next Web UDID CHECKER
Then just simply copy and paste that code into TNW’s tool (don’t worry – they aren’t keeping your details) and check you haven’t been caught out.