Following claims from a company called QuarkLab on Thursday that Apple, or the NSA, is able to read your iMessages, BGR reports that Apple has moved swiftly to address the issue via a statement issued today.
“iMessage is not architected to allow Apple to read messages,” Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller told AllThingsD’s John Paczkowski via a statement today. “The research discussed theoretical vulnerabilities that would require Apple to re-engineer the iMessage system to exploit it, and Apple has no plans or intentions to do so.”
Pretty unequivocal, then, with Apple basically just reiterating what it has previously stated on the issue in response to previous accusations, when it said that its iMessage end-to-end encryption is so strong that even Apple can’t decrypt it.
However, not everyone is convinced by Apple’s protestations, with independent security researcher Ashkan Soltani telling Paczkowski, “We’ve recently seen indication of companies like Skype or Lavabit being forced to enable interception capabilities in their system, so it would be naïve to think that Apple wasn’t at least approached by the government at some point.”
Source: Apple iMessage Security: Apple insists it cannot read iMessages | BGR
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