Recently a group of Johns Hopkins University researchers has found a big security bug on iMessage with iOS version 9.0 and earlier on the company’s vaunted encryption, one that would enable a skilled attacker to decrypt photos and videos sent as secure instant messages.
Actually the hack process is pretty simple. At first the team created software that emulates an Apple server in order to intercept files. Photos and videos in iMessage only use 64-bit encryption and don’t lock out invader after multiple attempts to decrypt, which allowed the researchers to “brute force” video and image files and eventually decrypt them. In other words, your contacts and iMessage contents may be viewed in such a way.
Luckily, Apple has fixed iMessage security flaw with iOS 9.3 that allows imessages and videos stored in iCloud to be decrypted. If using iMessage a lot, you are supposed to update iOS as soon as possible. However, even though upcoming iOS 9.3 and OS X 10.11.4 path vulnerabilities, privacy protection should be on the higher agenda. Now keep on reading to get know more.
Apart from updating iPhone/iPad to 9.3, you’d better completely erase data from device for iMessage security. To be honest, we all don’t know if iOS 9.3 can get rid of this annoying problem at all. After all, iMessage security issue reminds us of how matter our privacy do. Download Tenorshare iCareFone (iPhone Care Pro) to totally delete iMessage from device for best protection. After cleanup with it, your imessage can’t be retrieved by any third-party recovery tool.
Step1. Click download button above to download and install program on computer. Connect your device with USB cable and launch the program.
Step2. Click Start Now under Speedup & Clean, then select Deep Clean and click Start Now.
Step3. Here you can either individually tick Messages, or tick all to clean up. Then click Scan Now.
Step4. After scanning, click Clean Now on the pop-up interface to clear iMessage from iPhone/iPad.
Even iOS 9.3 was released to patch iMessage Security bugs by Apple Inc, officially. However, complete imessage cleanup definitely can be much safer. If you have any question, welcome to leave it under the comment section.