Apple set to fix major iMessage encryption vulnerability with release of iOS 9.3

March 21, 2016

Via: TechSpot

While cracking iPhone encryption is difficult enough for the FBI to ask Apple for help, it seems that there are still some vulnerabilities in the system. It may not aid the Department of Justice, but researchers from John Hopkins University discovered a flaw in iMessage that allowed them to decrypt photos and videos sent by the service.

The research team, led by professor Matthew D. Green, first wrote software to mimic an Apple server. The transmissions they intercepted contained links to photos and videos – stored in the Apple iCloud server – which only use 64-bit encryption.

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