Security research firm says Apple can read your iMessages

By Justin Kahn
Oct 18, 2013
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  1. Back in June, Apple said that iMessage is so secure that the company itself isn't even capable of decrypting communications sent on the service. But now, security research firm Quarklabs has released data saying that is not necessarily the case.

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  2. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Guru Posts: 735   +259

    Apple lying? Noooooo....... they would never do that............. again...
    Jad Chaar and backo like this.
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  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    This may be an invasion of privacy, but it is necessary to keep people safe.
  5. ilmudeen

    ilmudeen TS Rookie

  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    Traffic man. Traffic = money.

    Also, becoming? Maybe the news postings have been neutral (although that is questionable, esp in the past), the audience here is so anti-apple you would be hard pressed to find a site that hates Apple more than here.
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    By some chance you don't read the other articles, Apple is not the only one getting pounded. Take your Anti-Apple, Anti-Microsoft, Anti-Whoever somewhere else. Do you actually think they will fess up to doing what they are told to do, while being forced to keep their mouth shut about it? The only way out for them is to deny involvement, which is exactly what they did.
  8. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,022   +612

    A few things I'd like to address here:

    TechSpot is not anti-Apple. At some point in the late 90s/early 2000s I personally disliked the company due to their overpriced products, slow hardware and questionable advertising. Some of that personal distaste was likely permeated here, but it's been a long while since. For the past 5-6 years I've been using Macbooks and Windows PCs on a daily basis. Throughout the staff there are Windows, Linux and Mac users (as well as iPhone users), so again, no we are not anti-Apple.

    As for readers, they are entitled to have an opinion and there seem to be a share of vocal users who obviously don't like the company.

    Finally, "Traffic = money"? Seriously SNGX?

    R3DP3NGUIN TS Booster Posts: 147   +8

    Totally agree! although it would be safer if we didn't have rights altogether. Its a pity I dont work for the NSA.
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  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    After that comment, I'm happy you don't.
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,455   +1,758

    What exactly do you mean by, "becoming"?:confused: I thought that news had already been updated as well....:p
  12. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 699   +58

    Nothing is safe anymore, seems the generation of high tech is also the generation that surrenders its privacy. The thing about this is Apple doesn't really care about your message enough to decrypt them. Unless you become a person of interest, which I mean c'mon, what have you done lately to make them think that? I'm not defending them by any means and don't support it one bit. The scariest part of this is when the companies decide they can use all our info and convo and start selling them, our pictures, facebook (probably) does.
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,455   +1,758

    I'm completely at ease with this revelation.

    1: I've never owned an Apple product in the past.
    2: I don't own one at the present time.
    3: I never intend to buy one, and may God strike me dead if I do.

    Problem solved, with all bases covered.
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  14. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Of course TS isnt anti-apple. The iPhone 5 and 5S got better ratings than most android phones xD.
  15. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 810   +102

  16. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    Absolutely man. Maybe it isn't the ultimate goal in posting Apple related news, but I'm sure on some level whether you want to admit it (and probably won't/can't publically) you like seeing the amount of discussion that ensues when you post an Apple related news story, traffic/interest that you don't get with a 'Microsoft releases something' story.

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