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.
â€œiMessage is not architected to allow Apple to read messages,â€ Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller told AllThingsDâ€™s John Paczkowski via a statement today. â€œThe 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.â€
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 canâ€™t decrypt it.
However, not everyone is convinced by Appleâ€™s protestations, with independent security researcher Ashkan Soltani telling Paczkowski, â€œWeâ€™ve recently seen indication of companies like Skype or Lavabit being forced to enable interception capabilities in their system, so it would be naÃ¯ve to think that Apple wasnâ€™t at least approached by the government at some point.â€
Source: Apple iMessage Security: Apple insists it cannot read iMessages | BGR
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