FaceTime bug fix released
Update your iPhone to fix Apple’s latest security risk. If you have an Apple device, you may have noticed group calls using FaceTime have not worked. Apple shut down group FaceTime after a major bug was revealed Monday, January 28th. The bug allowed users to eavesdrop on other iPhone owners. Users could easily exploit the group call function.
The eavesdroppers didn’t need special software or know-how to take advantage of the flaw. They simply had to begin a FaceTime call with the person they wanted to spy on. Then they added their own number as a third party. After doing so, they could hear the person they were eavesdropping on. If the person hit the power button to dismiss the call, it would give the eavesdropper access to your camera! All this was possible without the victim ever approving or answering the FaceTime call.
Apple has announced they will release an updated version of iOS 12.1.4 today, February 7. The patch will allegedly fix the bug. It should also restore group calling functions through FaceTime.
To fix this bug follow these steps:
1. Open Settings
2. Go to ‘General’
3. Select ‘Software Update’
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