Wednesday, May 18, 2016

New iMessage spam reporting tool launched by

A new knowledge base document has appred on ’s support site this evening, introducing a new spam reporting tool for iMessage users. The document outlinesa way for users to report unwanted messages, or spam, directly to .The posting comes ahd of the relse ofiOS 7, which adds a newContact blocking fturefor phone calls and messages. has obviously discovered that spam is a problem for its messaging platform, and it’s doing something about it…Here’s the text fromthe support document:Messages: Reporting unwanted messages sent from iMessageIf you’re seeing unwanted iMessages (spam) in Messages app, you can report those to .To report unwanted iMessage messages to , plse send an email with the following details to: imessage.spam@icloud.comInclude a screenshot of the message you have received.Include the full email address or phone you received the unwanted message from.Include the date and time that you received the message.While I haven’t seen rampant iMessage spam myself, I do know a lot of people that have been hit with DoS-like attacks that locked up their account for several hours. Here’s what we said in areport on the issueback in March of this yr:“The bigger problem here is that obviously isn’t monitoring its iMessage service for things like spamming, lving the door open for future attacks. And right now, the only remedy for the issue is to disable the iMessage account that’s affected. “ launched iMessage in the fall of 2011, alongside iOS 5. During the company’sQ3 rnings calllast week, Tim Cook said that the iPad-maker has facilitated the sending of more than900 billion total iMessages as of July of this yr.

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