Apple Makes Big Step Towards Hacker-Proof iPhone as iMessage Becomes Unbreakable

One of the new iOS 11 features that Apple announced at WWDC earlier this month concerned iMessage, as iPad, iPhone, and Mac owners can now have their messages fully synchronized across devices with the power of cloud.

And while this is without a doubt a major update for users who are entirely committed to the Apple ecosystem, it also raises concerns as to what level of privacy this feature can provide, especially because messages are first transferred to the cloud before they are pushed back to devices once again.

In an interview with Daring Fireball, Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi said the encryption tech that Cupertino is using for this feature makes it impossible to read messages sent and synchronized via iMessage, not only by hackers or authorities, but even by Apple itself.

Basically, once the feature is configured and devices are enrolled for sync… (read more)

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