Apple have refuted claims that they can intercept and read iMessages sent between device users.
Research by QuarksLab has suggested that the tech giant can act as a ‘middle man’ between sender and recipient, enabling them to read the messages.
“Apple can read your iMessages if they choose to, or if they are required to do so by a government order. As Apple claims, there is end-to-end encryption. The weakness is in the key infrastructure as it is controlled by Apple: they can change a key anytime they want, thus read the content of our iMessages.”
Apple have denied this however, with company spokeswoman Trudy Muller telling AllThingsD;
“The research discussed theoretical vulnerabilities that would require Apple to re-engineer the iMessage system to exploit it, and Apple has no plans or intentions to do so.”