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  1. rpk
    January 9, 2018

    I recently found out that javascript was implemented in Messages for stickers and running ‘apps’ – not sure who thought that was ever a good idea.

    Apple even made a patch in 2016 when a researcher discovered they could download a users Messages database just by sending a link with embedded javascript to someone via Messages.

    Anyway, Spectre (for which there is no fix on recent cpus) can use javascript as an attack vector.

    So for users to open themselves to an even wider attack surface by running this ‘system’ seems extremely misguided…

    • David
      January 10, 2018

      The article says JAVA, not Javascript. They are not the same thing at all.

  2. Howie Isaacks
    January 10, 2018

    Android users don’t deserve iMessage.

    • Mustra
      January 11, 2018

      Soon enough every android user will have it. We are just waiting for another Apple update to either iOS or Mac OS. Then all we have to do is type in for admin ‘root’, and for password nothing.

      And voila, we will have access to everything Apple has ever made.

      Pretty simple. And secure. No 3rd party involved :)

      • Howie Isaacks
        January 16, 2018

        Apple patched that exploit. I guess you don’t keep up. As for security, I trust Apple far more than Google. Android is CRAP. There are so many security holes in Android, someone is going to mistake it for a slice of cheese.

  3. Phred
    January 10, 2018

    If you have a lot of friends who use iMessage, I guess this has value.

    My friends all use WhatsApp.

    It has great merit as a fun, “hey cool look at this” project.

    • Android SDK
      January 19, 2018

      I would not use WhatsApp unless you like having all your messages indexed and used by Facebook (even after you delete them).

  4. Phred
    January 23, 2018

    I do not have a Facebook account, so I have no worries.

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