Facetime bug – Apple confirm they have fixed the eavesdropping issue

The update will be rolled out shortly through IOS – further info is available at their website

They have disabled the group facetime feature entirely which stops conference calling so your safety will not be affected. Apologising, Apple said that after they realised that the issue with group FaceTime calls had allowed people to listen in they took action. And in some cases, the bug even allowed users to see the video through the device camera.

Entirely without knowledge of the user on the other end of the call, the bug allowed snooping through eavesdropping compromising security.

The reporting process for bugs has been improved and they are making sure bugs are fixed quickly

In a statement, they told us “the bug is now fixed and the code on our servers has been updated, our users will see a software update next week. Because of this, we offer our sincere apologies to all customers affected and all those concerned about their security”.

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