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Millions of iPhones and iPads are compromised and President Barack Obama is just one of those victims.

Most of us don't let these little pieces of technology out of our sight, but it doesn't matter.  An iPhone and iPad are computers and like all computers, they can be hacked.

Small and slim, iPhones and iPads can hold a whole boatload of personal info.  While Apple prides itself on being safe and secure, you can still get hacked.

Thursday, the feds say mobile phone data is not "constitutionally protected."

Anonymous, the worldwide hacking group, claims they hacked into an FBI agent's laptop and discovered a file that had secure information on more than 12 million Apple devices, including iPads and iPhones.

"That database had what's called the UDID, the unique device id, and that is linked specifically to your name, phone number, your address, GPS data," FOX 26 tech expert Juan Guevara Torres said.

That includes any info Apple has on you.  President Barack Obama is one of the victims.

Though the FBI says there is no evidence proving the hacking, Torres isn't buying it.

"The info appears to be valid.  They're naming the name of agent, they're showing and describing in detail how they did it; you're able to go to their website and if you're tech savvy, you can download the database yourself," he said.

Anonymous said their goal in leaking all of this information was to prove the FBI is using device info to track people.  

"We decided we'd help out Internet security by auditing FBI first," they said.

That brings up some major questions.

"A: Why is the FBI having 12 million devices in one agent's laptop?  B: Why are they denying that?  C: Although there are 400 million devices in the United States, why are they targeting only 12 million?" Torres asked.

Should you be concerned?  You should be anytime your info is compromised, Torres said.

An online tool allows iPad and iPhone users to verify if their UDID codes are among the 12 million exposed by Anonymous. A link to the tool is available in an article posted by The Next Web on Sept. 4.

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