Apple denies handing over UDIDs to FBI or anyone else

The FBI says it didn’t have them, and now Apple says it also never handed over UDIDs to any organization. This leads to plenty more questions about where the list of 1 million Apple device IDs came from that was posted on the web Tuesday.

Anonymous reminds Apple that UDIDs are creepy

The publication of 1 million unique iOS unique device identifiers serves as a reminder that Apple has not instituted a new anonymous identifier system for iOS devices that would not be tied to devices.

Big data analysis can thwart security threats

Michael Chertoff, the former head of the Department of Homeland Security, said that with the explosion of open data flowing from the Internet and social networks, the key to improved security is to capture that information and analyze it for signals that yield important insights.

Let’s Be Careful About Calling This a Cyber-War

Terms like “cyber-war” have been used to describe the denial-of-service attacks waged by anonymous hackers against the companies that cut off support for WikiLeaks. But the attacks were nothing like a real cyber-war, security experts say, and calling them that could have unintended consequences.