iOS 6 fixes bug that sent iMessages to stolen iPhones

iOS 6

iOS 6

Apple has apparently quietly fixed a problematic bug in the iMessage protocol that resulted in the continued sending of iMessage data to iPhones that had been sold or stolen, even after they had been remotely wiped. According to The Next Web’s sources, Apple rolled the fix out in iOS 6, so updated devices should no longer mistakenly receive what could be potentially intimate, private messages from friends or family. We reported on the problem last December after Ars reader David Hovis discovered iMessages were being sent to his wife’s stolen iPhone 4S. Read the full story at ARS Technica.

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Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).