imessage privacy and FaceTime

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Phonefanman, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. Phonefanman Suspended

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    I know the iPhone is encrypted by default with iMessage and FaceTime. Private conversations if used iPhone to iPhone.

    Ok my question is this, it's private and protected how? Who has the capability to hack into imessage and FaceTime while using and read and see conversations as they take place? Or is this protection from the carriers obtaining text messages?

    It seems like it would be hard to hack into FaceTime or any kind of skype type video conversation.
     
  2. Kissmyne macrumors 6502

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    It is private and protected as a result of those forms of communication being encrypted, thus even when intercepted it will typically appear as gibberish and nonsense..

    Theoretically "bug hunters" and hackers specializing in iOS device payloads have the "capability".. though at that point your device is already (very)compromised if they have gotten that far...

    iMessage bypasses carriers SMS services(as does FaceTime on Wifi), though if you are using your data plan while using these services.. that is not a strong point. However, see the first thing i said... as that would be valid nonetheless..

    iMessage/FaceTime are relatively hard to break.
     
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  4. baypharm macrumors 65816

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    If I were you I would err on the side of caution and assume nothing is private. The metadata generated when using these two platforms can be "read" in spite of what Mr. Cook says. It all starts with your IMEI registration....

    So far Signal seems better constructed at keeping things private but it lacks many of the features that make Facetime and imessages popular.

    Skype, on the other hand, should be avoided.
     
  5. Phonefanman thread starter Suspended

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    Scary world when gov and everyone else wanna hack everyday regular people.
     

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