Apple has always been satisfied with encrypting your messaging application iMessage for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac. However, a new document provided by the intercept claims that data phone numbers can be used by the police if they made an official request.
How it works: When you enter a phone number in the Messages application iOS application sends a ping to their servers. These requests are recorded (as well as the date, time, and IP) and allow determine approximately where.
Apple confirmed the storage of these data in a statement to The Intercept:
"When the law gives us an order, we provide information whenever requested and when it is in our possession. But the iMessage app has end-to-end encryption, and do not have access to the contents of this communication. In some cases we are able to provide data from server logs that have been generated by users to access certain applications on their devices. We work hand in hand with the law to help understand that we can provide information content but never talks or evidence that a communication has taken place. "
It is interesting to note that Apple stores this data for 30 days. Thus, the application does not collect data from conversations, but telephone numbers, IP addresses, dates and times.
Now only one question remains to be done. Could a hacker access to this personal information as we could do perfectly the police if necessary?
What do you think of this news? Do you think the messages application has a good encryption? What is the application of more secure instant messaging for iPhone and iPad? Hope your opinion in the comments box located at the bottom of this article and in the social networks of our blog.