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App Business Was Source of UDID Breach

DATA LOSS—U.S.

September 11, 2012

The source of last week’s leak of Apple UDIDs has been traced to a Florida-based app publisher and not the FBI as was earlier suspected, InformationWeek reports. Security researcher David Schuetz identified BlueToad as the source in a blog post. BlueToad’s CEO said, “We have fixed the vulnerability and are working around the clock to ensure that a security breach doesn’t happen again.” The Wall Street Journal reports the firm did not encrypt the data it collected. A spokeswoman for Apple said the company was aware of the source of the leak and that UDIDs will soon be banned from a new version of its mobile operating system.
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