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Apple iMessage bug allows others to spy on your convos

Apple iMessage bug allows others to spy on your convos

For iPhone users, the iMessage platform is quite a popular alternative to traditional SMS text messaging. But did you know there's a glitch that allows a third party to sneak in, view, and even participate in your iMessage conversations? It doesn't matter if you reset your password, disable your iMessages app, or even perform a remote wipe of your phone. On the flip side, though, it also isn't exactly an easy glitch to exploit.

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Apple denies iMessage surveillance

Apple denies iMessage surveillance

Apple has again denied being able to read users' iMessage conversations, arguing that while it could theoretically re-engineer the IM system to gain access, it "has no plans or intentions to do so." The renewed denial comes after accusations by security researchers Quarkslab that, despite previous claims from the Cupertino company that there was no backdoor access to encrypted iMessage chat and that even the company itself was unable to read those messages, since Apple itself controls the encryption it could open up the security for its own, or government, purposes.

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Apple working on iMessage fix for bug affecting some users

Apple working on iMessage fix for bug affecting some users

Apple is no stranger to iMessage bugs, with one seeming to crop up every handful of months. Over the last week or so, some users have become vocal about problems they've experienced with both sending and receiving messages, something that eventually prompted attention to turn towards Apple, which has confirmed that something is amiss and that it is working on a software fix for it.

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Apple denies PRISM backdoor: iMessage end-to-end encrypted

Apple denies PRISM backdoor: iMessage end-to-end encrypted

Apple has released a public statement on the NSA PRISM surveillance program, denying any backdoor server access for government agencies, and revealing just how many court orders for data disclosures it has seen in recent months. Between December 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013, Apple received as many as 5,000 requests from US law enforcement for data on Apple customers, the Cupertino firm said, covering between 9,000 and 10,000 accounts or devices. However, Apple points out, the most frequent reason wasn't counterterrorism, as you might expect.

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Apple’s iMessage encryption foils snooping, leaked DEA document reveals

Apple’s iMessage encryption foils snooping, leaked DEA document reveals

iMessage is a convenient way for iOS users to swap messages, and it seems that extends to those engaging in less-than-honest dealings, particularly of the drug variety in this case. The folks over at CNET got their hands on an internal Drug Enforcement Administration memo that details an investigation and the difficulty suspects who use Apple's messaging system pose.

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iMessage experiencing difficulties as Apple works on fix

iMessage experiencing difficulties as Apple works on fix

Apple's iMessage service is experiencing intermittent sending issues. This same issue cropped up previously back in September, with users reporting that the progress bar would sometimes hang, and issues with the service were reported again a few days ago. Apple issued a brief statement that it is looking into the problem and will provide more information as it becomes available.

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Apple working on AirPlay Mirroring and iMessage for Max OS X

Apple working on AirPlay Mirroring and iMessage for Max OS X

If you are a big fan of Apple gear, the latest rumblings in the Mac OS rumor world are calling that some cool new features are heading to the OS in the future. According to sources cited by 9to5Mac that are familiar with the future of the OS, two notable features are coming in a future version. The features will include an iMessage app and AirPlay Mirroring.

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Apple Touch ID tech explained as Galaxy S5 follows in fingerprints

Apple Touch ID tech explained as Galaxy S5 follows in fingerprints

Apple has further detailed the way security works in iOS, including how the Touch ID system handles keeping fingerprint data safe as biometrics come under renewed scrutiny following Samsung's Galaxy S5 launch. The new iOS security whitepaper, quietly released this week, covers multiple aspects of data safety across devices like the iPhone and iPad, but is likely to be most interesting for the Touch ID scanner details and insight into the so-called Secure Enclave where Apple locks up fingerprint information.

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Apple patches Mac SSL loophole with OS X 10.9.2

Apple patches Mac SSL loophole with OS X 10.9.2

Apple has released OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 for Mac, patching the SSL security bug as well as bringing with it FaceTime Audio support and individual iMessage blocking among other things. The update, released for Macs running Mavericks today, makes no specific mention of the SSL issue in its release notes, but Apple confirmed to SlashGear that the fix for how security certificates are handled is indeed a part of 10.9.2.

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