Solved udid help please people

August 28, 2014 at 15:02:39
Specs: xp pro, Intel i5
hi does my laptop have a udid or is udid just an iphone\android device platform thing?
I cant find much on google so need your help people

thanks all


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August 28, 2014 at 16:13:09
http://lifehacker.com/5887140/every...

Have a look at this page to see what you can do to protect privacy while surfing the web. From what i read, UDID is unique to phones only. You can also Google on how to surf the web anonymously. I used to use different sites, but the browsing was slow. Never put anything on the web that you don't want others to know.



#1
August 28, 2014 at 15:27:31
As far as I know computers don't have a UDID as such. Keep watching in case others might be able to add something.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
August 28, 2014 at 15:48:47
the reason I ask is im just curious with what information places like Facebook Google or the likes of ebay collect when you go on there sites im getting rather fed up with the way now sites collect so much usless information about a persons activities so im just trying to find out what info sites collect...

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#3
August 28, 2014 at 16:03:40
I agree with Derek.

I thought a UDID (unique identifier) was typically an Apple concept.

I guess if you talk in general terms of a UDID you could consider your network card(s) MAC address as its unique identifier, or more so its serial number because MAC addresses can be changed or cloned in some cases. Depending on how you connect to a network there could be 2 or more because of Ethernet, wireless and I guess even bluetooth connectivity technologies.

Because hardware can be changed, such as network cards, this would make the UDID principle breakdown because it is meant to encompass the entire hardware setup as a whole (I would think).

I'm kind of thinking in vague logic here, so I could be way off base.

Hopefully someone can add more to this discussion.

Can I ask why you've raised this question?


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#4
August 28, 2014 at 16:07:48
Ahhhh..... Yes.

They're crazy about harvesting information aren't they?

There are steps however to keep as much information about yourself as private as reasonably possible, although they do need some information about your system to functionally operate their website(s).


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August 28, 2014 at 16:13:09
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http://lifehacker.com/5887140/every...

Have a look at this page to see what you can do to protect privacy while surfing the web. From what i read, UDID is unique to phones only. You can also Google on how to surf the web anonymously. I used to use different sites, but the browsing was slow. Never put anything on the web that you don't want others to know.


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#6
August 28, 2014 at 16:31:18
This search engine might be of interest - Google is good but snoopy:
https://duckduckgo.com/

If your server uses a Dynamic IP, powering off the router every now and then will make it pick up another address. I've also found this useful if you are downloading from a website that stops you going back for 30 mins or an hour. You can then go straight back because you look like someone else.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
August 28, 2014 at 16:33:50
That's a really good link grasshopper.

I decided to read up about UDID and now realise there's much more to it than identifying hardware:

http://www.cultofmac.com/160248/wha...

It's been educational.


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