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Was your iPhone data compromised?

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Tens of millions of us depend on them every day. Sometimes every hour.

"Yeah, all the time. I mean, my whole life pretty much is on my phone," said Maribel Paulino.

Those details may now be posted on the internet.

Hackers from AntiSec, an offshoot of the group Anonymous, claim to have the ID's of more than 12-million iPads and iPhones, including many with the user's personal information. To prove it, the hackers posted 1 million of them online and they say they got all of it from an FBI agent's laptop.

"The question is, why did the FBI have that information, and two, why did they store it on a laptop that the hackers could get into?" wondered Jeremy Nelson, who owns Friendly Computer Services.

The FBI denies the allegations, but computer experts say there's still good reason to be concerned.

"It does uniquely identify your Apple product. And there are ways to use that information to get your Social Security number, your address, that kind of information. And then people who are interested in identity theft could then use," Nelson warned.

Some iPhone users don't believe the data dump came from the FBI.

"I don't think I believe that. But we shall see," said Cathy Corso.

But it's enough to make others, like Maribel Paulino, a little nervous.

"It makes me think twice about what I put on my phone and what I don't," offered Paulino.

Experts say it's a good idea to keep a close eye on your bank accounts, credit cards and other financial data.

If you want to find out whether your UDID was hacked, click on over to TheNextWeb.com: http://thenextweb.com/apple/2012/09/04/heres-check-apple-device-udid-compromised-antisec-leak/

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