NSA was under spotlight for quite some time after the scandal was revealed by Edward Snowden and this made users to pay attention to various messaging services. Apple’s iMessaging service has a lot of users and it was thought that Apple will not be able to decrypt the encryption and read the messagea which were transferred through iMessage. But a couple of days ago Researchers from QuarksLab published a presentation called “How Apple Can Read Your iMessages and How You Can Prevent It.” which says Apple could read the iMessages if they wanted to.
The data being sent through iMessages are strongly encrypted on the device itself, but NSA is said to have an exploit by which they are able to decrypt the data. But Apple being the manufacturer, the researchers say Apple itself could plant an exploit and use that to break the encryption and read all the messages. Anyway Apple denied this. Here is a statement by Apple to AllthingsD:
“iMessage is not architected to allow Apple to read messages,” said Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller said in a statement to AllThingsD. “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.”
We’re not sure if Apple would do such a thing. Anyway lest us know what you think about this by commenting below.
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