iOS 6 fixes bug that sent iMessages to stolen iPhones

iOS 6

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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

Shelly Palmer is Managing Director, Digital Media Group at Landmark Ventures/ShellyPalmer a technology focused Investment Banking & Advisory practice specializing in M&A, Financings, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation Access. He is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert and well known for his work on Fox Television's Shelly Palmer Digital Living as well as his daily radio report on United Stations Radio Networks. For more information, visit shellypalmer.com.

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