Apple has fixed a flaw in iOS that meant that stolen iPhones would still receive iMessages even after the victim has used Find My iPhone to remote wipe and deactivate the phone, according to a report.
The Next Web explains that Apple now uses its push systems in iOS 6 to force a user to re-enter a password to use iMessage once the Apple ID credentials have been changed.
Now the Apple ID password must be entered before anyone can use iMessage on the stolen device.
Earlier this year Apple is said to have compensated a victim of the iMessage privacy breach. That iPhone was stolen in November 2011 and the user quickly deactivated her SIM. However, friends said that iMessges sent to the user were being marked as delivered, indicating that they were going to the cancelled device. This suspicion was confirmed by the support team at Apple who suggested a variety of solutions to stop the messages being routed to the stolen phone. Eventually Apple sent a push code to the stolen device to make the problem stop. Apple eventually compensated the user for loss of privacy – she was given an iPod touch,reports The Next Web.