Apple issued the following statement to MacRumors today in which it apologized for a major FaceTime eavesdropping bug:
We have fixed the Group FaceTime security bug on Apple’s servers and we will issue a software update to re-enable the feature for users next week. We thank the Thompson family for reporting the bug. We sincerely apologize to our customers who were affected and all who were concerned about this security issue. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we complete this process.
We want to assure our customers that as soon as our engineering team became aware of the details necessary to reproduce the bug, they quickly disabled Group FaceTime [...]
While it only made the news yesterday, it appears Apple was alerted to a major FaceTime privacy bug over a week ago.
Twitter user MGT7500 tagged the official Apple Support account in a January 20 tweet claiming that her 14-year-old son discovered a „major security flaw“ that allowed him to „listen in to your iPhone/iPad without your approval.“ The user also tagged Tim Cook on the issue in a follow-up tweet on January 21.
My teen found a major security flaw in Apple’s new iOS. He can listen in to your iPhone/iPad without your approval. I have video. Submitted bug report to @AppleSupport…waiting to hear back [...]
Apple is planning to address a major FaceTime bug that allows anyone who FaceTimes you see the audio and video from your iPhone or iPad even if you don’t answer the call.
In a statement made to Axios, Apple said it was aware of the issue and has identified a fix that will be „released in a software update later this week.“
It’s not clear when „later this week“ is, but Apple will presumably address the bug as quickly as possible because it us a huge privacy violation. While it was originally thought that it only allowed someone who called to hear your FaceTime audio, pressing the power button on a device also allows video to be [...]
The latest Apple Pay promotion offers 10 percent off Under Armour purchases.
The 10 percent offer will automatically be applied in the Under Armour app at checkout with the use of Apple Pay through January 31, 2019 in the United States, according to Apple. The offer is not valid at Under Armour retail stores.Related Roundup: Apple Pay
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