iOS 6 fixes bug that let stolen iPhones receive iMessage texts

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iOS 6 fixes bug that let stolen iPhones receive iMessage texts

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An iMessage security hole discovered earlier this year has reportedly been patched in iOS 6.

Revealed in February, the bug allowed texts through iMessage to continue to appear even after the phone’s account information had been wiped, the SIM card deactivated, or the password changed. This meant that a stolen iPhone could still receive text messages intended for the device’s owner.

“A source with knowledge of Apple ‘s steps to correct the matter,” reportedly told The Next Web that the issue was resolved in iOS 6 after Apple pushed through several new checks for iMessage. One critical tweak requires users who change their Apple account ID to re-enter the password to use iMessage.

Further, people whose iPhones are lost or stolen are now protected against the old bug.

Inserting the SIM card in a new phone with the same associated number or remotely wiping the phone automatically prevents the iPhone from receiving texts through iMessage, TWN added. Change your Apple ID password, and all of your iOS devices will now ask for the new pa… [Read more]

iOS 6 fixes bug that let stolen iPhones receive iMessage texts

iOS 6 fixes bug that let stolen iPhones receive iMessage texts

iOS 6 fixes bug that let stolen iPhones receive iMessage texts

iOS 6 fixes bug that let stolen iPhones receive iMessage texts

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