Apple says it can’t read any iMessages its users send, but research at a security firm say they can prove Apple wrong.
The group, known as Quarkslab, presented its findings at a conference in Malaysia. The group says since Apple has control over the security system it uses for iMessage, Apple or a even a third party can read any of the messages. (Via ZDNet)
Making matters even worse, the hackers say Apple could potentially intercept an iMessage after it’s sent and before it’s received and change what it says. (Via KTNV)
The group posted a video on YouTube Friday explaining the process more clearly. In it, they show how Apple could sift through messages using something as common as a laptop. (Via YouTube / Violet Blue)
Concerns were first raised after leaks by former NSA employee Edward Snowden suggested tech companies like Apple could be handing over information to the feds — something Apple has denied. (Via The List)
On top of Apple denying it even reads iMessages, All Things D notes Apple says it doesn’t even want to read its users’ messages in the first place.
Apple says its messaging security system is set up so that Apple can’t access any texts. Access would take reformatting its message system — something Apple doesn’t plan on doing. (Via ABC)
While Apple maintains it can’t access the messages, Mashable reports several other independent security experts have verified Quarkslab’s research.
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