How the iMessage hack works

If you ask Apple, iMessage is completely secure. If you ask hackers, security specialists, bloggers, competitors, consumers, or the NSA, it’s child’s play.

Hackers this week showed security conference attendees findings and demonstrations directly contradicting Apple’s public claim that it can’t read iMessages.

Even though the messages are encrypted end-to-end as Apple claims, according to QuarksLab researchers showed a packed room at Hack In The Box Kuala Lumpur, due to the lack of certificate pinning, “Apple can technically read your iMessages whenever they want.”

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