Apple on Tuesday released the first visionOS 1.1 beta. Along with improved Personas, the update adds iMessage Contact Key Verification to the Vision Pro.
iMessage Contact Key Verification is an optional security feature that allows you to manually verify who you are messaging with by comparing verification codes in person or on a phone call. The feature launched on the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac starting with iOS 17.2, iPadOS 17.2, watchOS 9.2, and macOS 14.2 last year.
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iMessage Contact Key Verification also includes “advanced protections” that can help prevent attackers from impersonating anyone in a conversation, according to Apple. These protections only apply if both parties in an iMessage conversation have turned on the feature. Apple provides more details in a support document.
Thanks to Ryan Isaacs for alerting us to this change.Related Roundups: Apple Vision Pro, visionOSTag: iMessageBuyer’s Guide: Vision Pro (Buy Now)Related Forum: Apple Vision ProThis article, “Vision Pro Gets iMessage Contact Key Verification on visionOS 1.1 Beta” first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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Author: Joe Rossignol