Posted 10/18/2013 at 12:22 PM
Posted 4 years ago
From what can be construed to be a “blunt” statement: “iMessage is not architected to allow Apple to read messages”, said Trudy Muller – Apple spokeswoman speaking on the subject of iMessage protocol in that it could be subject to wiretap. At face value, the iMessage system would have to be reconstructed to be exploited, and Apple has no apparent plans to do that.
So what happens at Apple stays at Apple?
This topic has been on fire since 2011 and the iOS5 where at the time Apple had said that the feature had secure end-to-end encryption. The United States Drug Enforcement Agency was seemed to be steaming in April 2011 when they sternly said that “iMessages between two Apple devices are considered encrypted communication and cannot be intercepted, regardless of the cell phone service provider.”
Well the DEA has spoken loudly but it should be noted that iMessages can be decoded with a different, mathematically matched key. Apple promises its iMessage service is kept safe by what is described as encoding data on public key cryptography.
Now, who, pray tell has the other key?