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Millions of Apple IDs hacked

This morning, we woke to news that a hacker group had leaked a million Apple IDs.

This final note today, which as it happens comes the same day that Apple sent out invites for what's expected to be the unveiling of the iPhone 5; it's set for a week from tomorrow.

This morning though, we woke to news that a hacker group had leaked a million Apple IDs. IDs that in some cases contained cell phone numbers and other stuff you just don't want out there in public. It's part of a haul of 12 million IDs the group says it could have published.

So yeah...iPhone 5 in a week.

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Just to be clear these were not "Apple IDs" they were something called UDIDs. That stands for Unique Device Identifier and is used by App developers. If actual Apple IDs had been stolen and leaked that would be a serious breach indeed. Apple IDs are customer accounts and often have credit card numbers assigned to them as well as personal data.

That is not what happened in this hacking incident.

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