- Apple’s iMessage Exposes User IP Address and Device Details to Spammers. From Softpedia.
Apple might need to fine-tune the link preview feature the company added to iMessage in iOS 10 and macOS 10.12, released two weeks ago, in September.
According to Ross McKillop, this new feature contains an information leak bug that allows an attacker to learn an iMessage user’s IP address, OS version, and device details.
Link previews are the small content cards that appear whenever you type and share a URL in a chat window. IM services such as Facebook, Twitter, Skype, or Slack also provide this feature, which can be quite handy, offering a preview of what the link holds, without having to leave the IM app.