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UDID, or FUDID?

Joel Housman flags some specious fear-mongering in NBC News’s scoop on the source of those leaked UDIDs:

When matched with other information, the UDID can be used to track users’ app usage, social media usage or location. It could also be used to “push” potentially dangerous applications onto users’ Apple gadgets.

The way this paragraph is written, it would leave the average reader to believe that any of the leaked 12 million UDIDs could be used to push malware onto the respective iOS devices they belong to. This is a blatant lie.

Monday, 10 September 2012