Is iMessage private...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eNcrypTioN, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. eNcrypTioN macrumors 6502

    Nov 4, 2009
    I use wifi a lot at the office on my iphone and was wondering can they read my messages when I'm connected to the wifi?
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    It's more secure than texting
  4. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    No, they can't.

    Can the NSA? Who knows. But unless your employer is the NSA, you should be fine. :)
  5. Merkie macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008
    Should you be willing to work at a company where you have to ask yourself such questions :confused: ?
  6. xmaseve macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    What an absolutely ridiculous type of response/question. I wouldn't want ANY company reading my PRIVATE messages...I don't care how great of a company they are/or are not.
  7. Merkie macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008
    Ofcourse, but you didn't read what I said. I said that you shouldn't have to be worrying about that.
  8. Troneas macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2011
    At the alternatives section.

    or unless you are a foreign head of state :D
  9. BeeGood macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2013
    Lot 23E. Somewhere in Georgia.
    I think his point is that it's a legit question, and it's not made less legit based on who your employer is.

    It only takes one bad apple in an otherwise stellar organization to violate your privacy.

    EDIT: on the other hand, if you're using their hardware or systems like in this case, you don't have a very high expectation of privacy to begin with, but that's a different topic I suppose.
  10. eNcrypTioN thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 4, 2009
    We will just leave it at this... I work for one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the Fortune 500... I'm not questioning the ethics/morals of my company.

    I'm just wondering if conversations I have with coworkers or my wife via iMessage on my personal phone connected to the companies wifi can be read...

    Thank you to those that answered my question.
  11. bushman4 macrumors 68020

    Mar 22, 2011
    Never assume that any conversation, message, iMessage etc. is private. While Apple maintains a high level of security to what extent your privacy is protected is hard to say in this time and age.
  12. Merkie macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008
    That's true, but iMessage is probably one of the most private forms of communications today.
  13. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Regardless of how secure u think, I would refrain from anything that may embarrass the company, other coworkers, and anything u don't want the n s a to know.
  14. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 3, 2004
    You have no expectation of privacy, you're using their wifi. That's where you need to start.

    Now, if you're concerned about the content of these messages, why're you sending them over their wifi?

    It really is just that easy.
  15. pat park macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2011
    iMessage is encrypted and only the sender and recipient can see what is in the messages. Apple cannot, nor can any other outside institutions see the encrypted messages.

    I am amazed at the un helpful responses here and how they are not related to answering OP's question. It's not a questions of ethics, he just asked if iMessage can be someone else. Why do MR forum members insist on casting such holier than thou replies?
  16. xmaseve macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    I completely agree with your comment about the people in these forums... it must be due to the nanny state this country is becoming more and more of day by day. I thought the original posters question was a very good one.


    That's one of the most ridiculous things I've ever read in these forums. You have every right to an expectation of privacy regardless of who's Wi-Fi you're using, especially when using something like iMessage which is said to be encrypted and secure. It's a private's not like he's posting his message on the wall in public view. Also, the content of his message has no bearing on his question and should have no bearing on the type of response he receives.
  17. rasputinj macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2007
    You are safe but one should always be careful. Especially if you are posting anything about your employer.

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