What you need to know
- Apple has added a new BlastDoor security system to iMessage in iOS 14.
- It stops malicious messages from having access to the operating system and user data.
As reported by ZDNet, Apple has added a new security system called BlastDoor to protect against malicious attacks in its iMessage messaging service.
The system prevents malicious code hidden within a message to have access to the operating system or a user's data. According to the report, several security researchers in the past have pointed out iMessage's lack of sanitizing incoming data in iMessage, hence the addition of the BlastDoor service.
Groß says that the protection is most likely the best Apple could put in place considering its need to support older versions of iOS.
Master your iPhone in minutes
iMore offers spot-on advice and guidance from our team of experts, with decades of Apple device experience to lean on. Learn more with iMore!
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.