Imagine someone stealing a copy of every iMessage on your Mac, or even on your iPhone, without you even knowing that it happened.
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All an attacker needs to pull off this heist is to trick you into clicking on a malicious link sent through Apple's Messages app. If you do, he or she will have every note you've texted to your friends, every communication you've sent to your loved ones and any other notes you may want to keep private.
Text messages stored on an iPhone can also be stolen if the victim uses Apple's message-forwarding feature, which lets a Mac receive a copy of every iMessage and text message sent to and from the user's iPhone.