Just last week, hacker group AntiSec posted a list of over one-million Apple UDID codes online. At the time, the group claimed the device identifying numbers were lifted from an FBI laptop. Now, it seems the codes were actually swiped from a database belonging to a small app developer in Florida.
Still worried your Apple device's UDID, and subsequently your personal information, floating around on a hacker group's hard drive? Well, there's no denying Antisec have managed to snatch up a ton of device codes, but exactly how the identifying tokens were lifted is a bit of a mystery. Now, both the FBI and Apple are deying any and all knowledge.
So, it's official: Apple is holding a media event in one week and it looks pretty likely we'll finally see the next iPhone for real there. The blogosphere has been quite busy over the last 24 hours wondering if the shadowy number "5" means the handset will actually be called iPhone 5 despite previous rumors to the contrary. As you ponder this question for yourselves, let's get up to speed on what went down overnight...
Want to run the latest iOS betas but too cheap to pay $99 per year to become a developer? It turns out there are websites that will sell you an activation for your device, but this unfortunate practice is becoming extinct as Apple finally cracks down on the practice.