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iPhone Encryption iMessage FaceTime Wiretapping

Apple said no to real time iMessage wiretapping for the government

September 9th, 2015

Apple has refused a request from the Department of Justice for real-time iMessage wiretapping, a new report says, apparently suggesting that Apple could do it if it wanted to. A recent security report claimed that while iMessage (or FaceTime) doesn’t have a backdoor for the government, the end-to-end encrypted service is built in such a way …

iPhone FBI iMessage FaceTime Backdoor

Apple’s iMessage encryption promises may have been false

August 6th, 2015

If you listen to Apple’s statements about protecting iMessage and FaceTime communications, you’d think Apple has the best encryption game in town. Not only that, but Apple isn’t playing ball with the government, as it’s looking to protect your data more than it wants to cooperate with intelligence agencies. But a new report looking into the iPhone’s security measures …

Apple iMessage Crashing Bug Update

Apple fixed the iMessage bug that crashes your iPhone in the latest iOS 8.4 beta

June 10th, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, iPhone owners the world over started receiving odd text messages from their mischievous friends — texts which promptly shut down their devices. This bizarre bug had something to do with how banner notifications process Unicode text, which is what appears in the odd string of text. Apple provided a workaround shortly after …

iMessage and FaceTime: Two-Factor Authentication

How to make iMessage and FaceTime infinitely more secure

February 13th, 2015

Even though Apple already encrypts communication between people who use either its iMessage messaging system or FaceTime video calling app, that’s only going to stop others from tapping into one’s private conversations. But that might not be enough of a protection measure third-parties obtain access to someone’s Apple ID account, which also opens doors to …

iMessage, FaceTime and App Store

Why your Apple ID isn’t as safe as Apple says it is

January 14th, 2015

In early September last year, just before Apple launched its new iPhones and iOS operating system, the company was hit by a huge data breach scandal — naked pictures of many celebrities stolen directly from their iCloud photos appeared online — even though iTunes itself was not cracked by hackers, who employed other means to …