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Published on November 21st, 2012 | by Gizmodo

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Apple Finally Fixed the iMessage Bug That Let Stolen iPhones Receive …

iMessage, which can be a fickle bitch sometimes, had an annoying, downright scary flaw that remained unfixed for too long : if your iPhone got stolen, the stolen phone would keep receiving messages sent via iMessage even after a remote wipe out and deactivation. That meant the thief who stole your phone, could see your messages.

Apple Finally Fixed the iMessage Bug That Let Stolen iPhones Receive Messages Not Meant for ThemiMessage, which can be a fickle bitch sometimes, had an annoying, downright scary flaw that remained unfixed for too long: if your iPhone got stolen, the stolen phone would keep receiving messages sent via iMessage even after a remote wipe out and deactivation. That meant the thief who stole your phone, could see your messages. Apparently, it’s been fixed. Thank God.

The Next Web is reporting that the bug has been fixed with iOS 6 because Apple finally found the sense to up its security measures. Specifically:

The Next Web also reports that moving your SIM into a new phone or wiping your phone through Find My iPhone will also stop the stolen iPhone from receiving your iMessages. It took Apple a little too long to fix this problem but thankfully they did. Having a thief use your phone and see your messages was all kinds of wrong. [The Next Web]

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