According to what some hackers have discovered, it seems that Apple can access messages exchanged via the iMessage service with extreme ease.

A leaked DEA document had indicated the inability to intercept messages exchanged via iMessage even with a court order, a point that was confirmed by a seemingly categorical statement from Apple:

The researchers decoded the iMessage protocol and confirmed that the statement was true. However, they identified that Apple needed to save the encryption keys on their servers and that by simply changing these keys they can access the message content.

Researchers have been eager to point out that they don’t believe Apple is spying on their users but rather that it could do so if the NSA or another government requests it. Only messages sent after Apple changed the encryption keys would be accessible.


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