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Everything you need to know about the iMessage security flaw patched by iOS 9.3

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    iMessage has flaws in how it protects messages, researchers at Johns Hopkins University explain in a paper being released today, which can lead to effective, offline decryption of intercepted messages. The researchers disclosed their work to Apple in November, and today’s release of iOS 9.3 and OS X 10.11.4 remove some exploits and make others dramatically harder to take advantage of.

    A story by the Washington Post appeared early, leading to inadvertent disclosure ahead of time. The story was quickly pulled but later re-published after that become clear. We agreed with the researchers to withhold some details from the paper ahead of Apple’s patches.

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