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huffposttech:

Last week, a group of hackers sparked an Internet firestorm by claiming to have broken into an FBI agent’s laptop where they found more than 12 million numbers used to track Apple mobile devices.
The hackers released 1 million of the numbers online and said their findings demonstrated how the FBI was using citizens’ smartphone data to spy on them.
Read more here.

I’m still thinking they did this on purpose, and I’m now wondering what they benefited by claiming the leak was from the FBI.  There is a tactic used sometimes of calling in a bomb threat before an actual attack to watch the response, and prepare a more devastating attack based on the observed behaviors. Either they did this to gauge response, or they just wanted to throw egg in the face of the FBI, and hoped that would cover their real tracks.

huffposttech:

Last week, a group of hackers sparked an Internet firestorm by claiming to have broken into an FBI agent’s laptop where they found more than 12 million numbers used to track Apple mobile devices.

The hackers released 1 million of the numbers online and said their findings demonstrated how the FBI was using citizens’ smartphone data to spy on them.

Read more here.

I’m still thinking they did this on purpose, and I’m now wondering what they benefited by claiming the leak was from the FBI.  There is a tactic used sometimes of calling in a bomb threat before an actual attack to watch the response, and prepare a more devastating attack based on the observed behaviors. Either they did this to gauge response, or they just wanted to throw egg in the face of the FBI, and hoped that would cover their real tracks.

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If your Mac has recently been attacked by malware, it's probably because of Apple's growing popularity.

For Apple this might just be the price of success. The truth is, Apple doesn’t have any magic potion that protects its machines. Rather, Macs have enjoyed something techies called “security through obscurity,” meaning there were so few Macs out there that hackers didn’t bother to target them, preferring instead to go after Windows PCs, which represented 95 percent of the market.

The Walled Garden crumbles…

(Source: cheatsheet)

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Apple collecting, sharing iPhone users' precise locations

Big Brother is here.

Apple Inc. is now collecting the “precise,” “real-time geographic location” of its users’ iPhones, iPads and computers.

In an updated version of its privacy policy, the company added a paragraph noting that once users agree, Apple and unspecified “partners and licensees” may collect and store user location data.

Via azspot

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