The amount of spam in iMessage skyrocketing 20




The amount of spam in iMessage skyrocketing 20



Not so long ago, we conducted a study to determine who is responsible for sending spam to iMessage on iPhone, iPad and the Mac. Then it turned out that this service is not too expensive, so our editorial suggested a couple of ways to protect against such attacks. It seems good reason: According to the magazine Wired, more than 30% of spam messages accounted for messaging service from Apple.

According to experts, such a high percentage of spam in iMessage is associated with one of the main advantages of this service – it multiplatform. When someone sends you a message, it comes right on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac – of course, if these devices. Attackers come slyly, they write a custom script for OS X, with which it becomes possible to send messages to all the gadgets.

In addition, iMessage goes directly to two kinds of spam tells us managing partner “IKS Consulting Telecom” Constantine Alkipov.

Primarily under attack get phone numbers, “tied” in the iMessage. Then they are connected and email-address, the base of which is always available from the spammers.

You will need only four lines of code to make your Mac to send spam messages are confident in the company Cloudmark.

So far, Apple has not provided any tools to fight spam iMessage – lock the corresponding addresses is only possible at the level of the mobile operators. However, spammers manage to circumvent the protection of using a mailing is not short and long numbers.


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