Sunday, 17 February, 2019

Apple releases iOS 12.1.4, fixes iPhone FaceTime spying bug

iOS 12.1.4, Apple’s update that fixes the FaceTime bug, is now available to download Apple releases update to prevent FaceTime eavesdropping
Kayla Schwartz | 08 February, 2019, 15:24

As expected, Apple has rushed out a fix for a bug that allowed folks to eavesdrop on others through Group FaceTime.

At the same time, Apple is as cryptic as always in "detailing" the issues fixed by iOS 12.1.4. Meanwhile, do note that the Group FaceTime will not be available to users that didn't upgrade to the latest version of iOS and macOS.

Essentially, if a user made a Group FaceTime call and swiped up on the interface then added their own number before another participant could join, the software would think a chat had started and begun feeding audio from the requested user's microphone to the call.

Two key US House of Representatives Democrats on Tuesday asked Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook to answer questions about the bug, saying they were "deeply troubled" over how long it took Apple to address the security flaw.

Apple stated that they would create a security update and release it the following week. The company had also disabled Group FaceTime to prevent anyone from misusing the flaw.

That so-called logic issue, discovered by a teenager in mid-January, burst into the public eye on Jan. 28 and forced Apple to disable the group FaceTime service altogether.

Australia cancels Thailand game in refugee campaign
He says he only wants to return to Australia, where he has lived since 2014 and plays for a Melbourne football club. The Thai attorney general's Office told reporters Wednesday that with extradition requests bail would be opposed.

Following the release of these patches, the system status page on Apple's website has also been updated to reflect the situation.

Apple, which has $245 billion in cash, did not disclose how much it is disclosing to Thompson's college fund or the bounty it is paying.

Apple has been criticized for the delay in responding and has promised to improve procedures.

The update is about 335MB is size and you'll have to connect to a WiFi connection to download.

To update an iPhone or iPad, head to Settings General Software Update on your iPhone or iPad and install the update.

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