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.
About Shelly Palmer
Named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory, technology solutions and business development practice focused at the nexus of media and marketing with a special emphasis on augmented intelligence and data-driven decision-making. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for AdAge, and is a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com or subscribe to our daily email http://ow.ly/WsHcb
Like it? Tweet it.
"iOS 6 fixes bug that sent iMessages to stolen iPhones" by @ShellyPalmer
600,000 subscribers and counting...
We write a daily newsletter featuring current events and the top stories in technology, media, marketing and entertainment.Subscribe