Video: Watch Hackers intercept iMessages between two iOS devices
Yesterday, evad3rs team member pod2g, aka Cyril Cattiaux, gave a presentation on how Apple, if it wanted to, could intercept the iMessages you send to your friends or family. Apple today refuted pod2g’s claims, saying that the “theoretical” flaws described in his presentation would require a complete re-engineering of the iMessage system.
However, a new video shows pod2g and co-researcher “gg” intercepting iMessages between two non-jailbroken iPhones running iOS 7, again putting Apple’s claim into question. The video shows the duo messaging each other, but the messages reach the receiver with their casing changed, proving that it is possible to not just intercept, but even tamper iMessages.
pod2g and gg maintain that “Apple’s claim that they can’t read end-to-end encrypted iMessage[s] is definitely not true,” and that if the company wanted to, it can easily snoop on iMessages between two devices by performing a man in the middle (MITM) attack.
For normal conversations, iMessage’s security is pretty good since no third-party, without Apple’s assistance can break the end-to-end encryption. However, if you intend on exchanging extremely sensitive information, it might be better if you avoid iMessage.
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