Anonymous Has Hacked 12 Million Apple Device IDs

All last week, the security community was making noise about a critical flaw in Java 7. Five days later, Oracle released an emergency patch — and just two days after that, the flaw produced its first headline-grabbing hack. An Anonymous group called Antisec used the flaw to break into an FBI laptop containing 12 million of the unique device IDs Apple uses to track users across hardware. That’s mostly ID numbers and profile pics, but still a big black eye for Cupertino and the FBI. (Why the FBI had that data is still unexplained, but you can bet someone will be asking.) Time to either update your version of Java or disable it entirely. Especially if you work for the government. posted on

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