Message in Apps

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by srl7741, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. srl7741 macrumors 68020

    srl7741

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    #1
    I've noticed this message showing up in Apps. What is this from? What happened?

    "Please do NOT give your iPhone/iPod Touch unique device identifier to anyone. We at (blank) will NEVER ask for that information"

    Kind of common sense carry over from many things computer related.
    Anyone know why this has come up?
     
  2. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

    Jeremy1026

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    #2
    As a dev, there is no reason to need the UDID unless we want to give you the ability to install beta copies. I don't know which app(s) you are seeing that in, but I wouldn't think much of it.
     
  3. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    What misuse could be made of a UDID if someone besides me has it?
     
  4. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    As far as I know, none. Especially by itself.
     
  5. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    Some apps like Beejive can block usage by UDID, see this thread.
     
  6. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    That's because they programmed it to send them the UDID when the user puts a cracked version on their phone. I gather UDIDs to have the ability ban users from posting scores to my games. You have to program in the UDID blocking, you can't just send out a message to a UDID to have apps blocked.
     
  7. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    That particular thread doesn't suggest a misuse of the UDID. Only appropriate protection of intellectual property.
     

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