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Apple iMessage Flaw Allows Hackers to Steal Photos

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.


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Apple iMessage Flaw Allows Hackers to Steal Photos

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A group of researchers from Johns Hopkins University have found a bug in Apple’s iMessage platform that would allow attackers to intercept and decrypt video and images sent on iMessage. An exploit that affects versions of iMessage prior to iOS9 was initially discovered and partially patched by Apple last fall, during the release of iOS9. However, Professor Matthew D. Green from John Hopkins University has revealed to the Washington Post that he had long suspected a possible flaw in Apple’s encryption process that was specifically used for iMessage. Sure enough, he and his graduate students mounted an attack to show…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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