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Re: Hopkins Boffins Break iMessage Encryption
Posted by: John P. Mello Jr. 2017-03-23 08:58:52
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A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University has found a way to crack open files sent as encrypted instant messages in Apple's iMessage app, according to news reports published Monday. Although it took months to do, the researchers were able to brute force a 64-bit encryption key, allowing them to unscramble an image file stored in Apple's iCloud. In order to intercept the transmission containing the key, they wrote software to mimic an Apple server. The transmission contained a link to a photo in Apple's cloud and the encryption key.


Re: Hopkins Boffins Break iMessage Encryption
Posted by: CrabbieMike243 2017-03-23 09:02:21 In reply to: John P. Mello Jr.
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