Apple Can Still Read Your End-to-End Encrypted iMessages | The Hacker News
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In government fight against encryption, Apple has positioned itself as a staunch defender of its user privacy by refusing the federal officials to provide encryption backdoors into its products.
When it comes to Apple’s iMessage service, the company claims that it can’t read messages sent between its devices because they use end-to-end encryption, which apparently means that only you and the intended recipient can read it.
Moreover, in case, if the federal authorities ask Apple to hand over messages related to any of its users, there is nothing with Apple to offer them.
“If the government laid a subpoena to get iMessages, we can’t provide it,” Apple CEO Tim Cook told Charlie Rose back in 2014. “It is encrypted, and we do not have a key.”
There are still hundreds of Millions of Apple users whose data are stored on Apple’s servers in plain text even after Apple’s end-to-end encryption practice.