Apple iPhone Google employee reveals iMessage security improvement

Google employee reveals iMessage security improvement


- Advertisment -Google employee reveals iMessage security improvement

When Apple released iOS 14, the company incorporated a new feature into this version of the operating system aimed at protecting users of the iMessage application against the sending of malicious code that could lead to information theft. However, the Cupertino company had not mentioned this novelty of its OS.

A feature discovered by a Google researcher

Also, it was only a few days ago that we discovered the existence of this feature, called BlastDoor, thanks to a researcher from Project Zero from… Google.

As a reminder, this is an entity within the Mountain View firm whose role is to find flaws in the various services on the web (and not just Google services). Also, it is quite surprising that this January, one of the researchers of this project, Samuel Groß, publishes a blog post to discuss an improvement in the security of iMessage, and not to speak about a vulnerability.

What is BlastDoor?

According to the explanations of which relay the publication of the Google researcher, BlastDoor is a sandbox. Its role is, in essence, to isolate the processing of messages on iMessage in a secure environment, so that the sending of malicious code hidden in the messages cannot affect the operating system.

When Google congratulates Apple

And while there are already many such secure environments in iOS, BlastDoor is dedicated to iMessage. In his post, Samuel Groß congratulates Apple.

“Overall, these changes are probably very close to the best that could have been made given the need for backward compatibility, and they should have a significant impact on the security of iMessage and the platform as a whole.”, did he declare. “It’s great to see Apple setting aside the necessary resources for these kinds of important refactorings to improve end user security. “

Groß says he started to take an interest in iOS 14’s improvements to iMessage security after reading a Citizenlab post. It referred to attacks allegedly carried out by governments to target political dissidents by exploiting an iMessage flaw. But this post also stated that these attacks don’t seem to work with devices running iOS 14.

It should also be noted that in 2019, Google’s Project Zero had already find a flaw in iMessage that allowed to take control of the target’s data by simply sending a message.

– Official



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Guide for New Parents

They have gone through pregnancy, labour, and delivery, and are now ready to go home and start...

Web Development: What It Is, & Types Of Web Development

Web development is the work engaged with building up a Web site for the Internet (World Wide...

First details and news LEGO Speed ​​Champions 2021 set

LEGO lovers may have noticed that this year we have hardly heard about the popular Speed ​​Champion series...

Audi 5-cylinder with 390 hp and limited to 7000 units

In addition to a striking event held purely online in which the guests had to make their own...
- Advertisement -Google employee reveals iMessage security improvementGoogle employee reveals iMessage security improvement

This was the story between Jenni Rivera, Chiquis and Esteban Loaiza

The rumors of a love triangle between mother, husband and daughter unleashed a great scandal in their time The...

Delicious and crunchy croquettes. Enjoy its variety!

It is one of the favorite foods in Latin America and a national treasure...

Check this

Why is sex in menopause no longer the same?

Like many other aspects...

Confinement and pandemic inhibit sexual desire

At this point in the pandemic, it is clear...
- Advertisement -Google employee reveals iMessage security improvementGoogle employee reveals iMessage security improvement

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you