Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Big Scare from Apple !

During these days lots of blogs ( tuaw, heise-security, docpool and so on ..) published this agonizing news about apple. Something wrong happened in Stocs  and Weather applications during the Network Update phase. A strange IMEI code is passed on apple.com as you can see in the following picture.




What's happening ? Is Apple spying us ? Are there tons of data written with IMEI ? Can they recognize me ? Can they understand where I am ? ecc ecc....
Fortunately, it's not true. The IMEI parameter passed to apple.com is an software-ID and it's the same for all the phones. Or it seems that. Unfortunately I got only one iPhone and I cant make more-deep testes. Right now I used Wether and Stocks without any worries but I'll more careful until some of new come up.

Interesting reading here.

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