iMessages iCloud sync encrypted?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by hehe299792458, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a

    hehe299792458

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    When you sync iMessages on iCloud, does Apple hold the encryption keys? That is, can they read my messages, theoretically? As I understand it, iMessage currently has end to end encryption where even Apple can't even read my messages even if it wanted to
     
  2. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

    Defender2010

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    Didn’t they say at the keynote that it is end to end encryption? I hardly think it would be decrypted when it gets to the cloud and then re-encrypted before it reaches another device.
     
  3. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    obviously. otherwise you'd have to enter encryption key on every computer you sync. rather it's the icloud id which sync it automatically.
     

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