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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#450 Apple patches serious iMessage crypto flaws
The vulnerabilities were patched today with the release of iOS 9.3 and an updated version of OS X. Of perhaps larger importance is the context they bring to the ongoing Apple-FBI legal fight over encryption. The team of Green and students Ian Miers, Christina Garman, Gabriel Kaptchuk and Michael Rushanan demonstrated how a resourced attacker could pick apart flaws in what is widely considered the most secure, commercial messaging platform to get at messages sent to a target phone. They contend that the FBI’s court order for the introduction of intentionally weak crypto, or other proposals such as key escrow, aren’t necessary when security issues like these can be ferreted out.
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#450 Apple patches serious iMessage crypto flaws
#449 Google rushes out emergency fix for Android rooting exploit but most phones remain at risk
#448 Researchers find flaw in Apple's iMessage, decrypt iCloud photo
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