security risk to use Messages on android

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  1. anika200 macrumors member

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    keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    I read those steps. A hefty "hell no" from me.

    You need to install Java on your Mac. That's an instant no-no unless you absolutely have to. Plus the application is closed-source. No way you can possibly tell what's going on. The developer isn't even identified with Apple.

    Essentially you're trusting a third party with knowing your Apple ID and password, despite what assurances they may make otherwise. You couldn't pay me to use that. It's just not worth the risk and steps to get iMessage on your Android phone IMO.
     
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    It does seem like a hell of a lot of crap to go through. :)

    Yep thats pretty bad, I was wondering if that was possible.
     
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    AppleID and password combo entered into an Android app? You would have to be nuts IMHO
     
  5. anika200 thread starter macrumors member

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    Of course I have not installed this thing, apparently this would just work before OS X HS and Google changed a bunch of stuff and went away from standards.
    So no big deal, I can still just pick up my phone and text someone or whatever.
     
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