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Lawsuit targets Apple iMessage, FaceTime flaw related to phone number recycling

A class action complaint filed Monday takes aim at Apple and T-Mobile for a long-running iMessage and FaceTime flaw that tied Apple services to a specific cellular number, leaving users open to inadvertent and continuous access to private data when a number was recycled.Filed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the proposed class action reaches back to an iMessage bug first discovered in 2011.At the time, reports claimed stolen iPhones were receiving iMessages sent to a device’s original owner. The activity continued in spite of proper safety protocols including changing an account holder’s number, resetting an associated Apple ID and remotely wiping a stolen handset using iCloud security tools. Those early accounts were the first to document a more serious problem. Read more…
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