Here's how to update your iPhone to fix Apple's FaceTime privacy bug

10 February, 2019, 12:26 | Author: Sharon Yates
  • Apple has released a software update that fixes a glitch that allowed users to listen to and watch other Face Time callers

One security researcher protested Apple's decision not to pay the people who disclosed the FaceTime flaw by refusing to share information about a macOS vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal ostensibly secure passwords.

Apple rolled out a software update to resolve the FaceTime bug on iOS and macOS, and in addition to re-enabling group calls on its platforms, the company is also making a decision that has less to do with its software.

A U.S. teenager who discovered a security flaw in Apple's FaceTime video-calling system has been given a bug bounty. The changelog mentions "important security updates", and those include a fix for the Group FaceTime bug that was recently publicized. Apple was quick to disable the Group FaceTime issue within hours after it was widely publicised. The feature expanded the capabilities of Apple's popular video calling service but also introduced security problems.

All users had to do was make a call on FaceTime to their contact, and in the middle add their own number to convert this into a group conversation. Apple said that the additional gift will be towards Thompson's education.

That would initiate a group Face Time call including yourself and the audio of the other person you called, whether they answered the call or not.

LaMarcus Aldridge reunited with Kawhi Leonard as Lebron James makes all-star picks
James and Antetokounmpo taped their selections Thursday morning, and TNT aired their picks in the evening. "I'm just kidding. The 68th NBA All-Star Game takes place on February 18, 2019, (from 12:00pm AEDT) at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC.


Users can download the new software update, labeled iOS 12.1.4, by going to their device's Settings, then General and then Software Update.

The company said last week it was planning to improve how it handles reports of software bugs.

Now, Apple has credited Grant, who's from Catalina, in Arizona, with finding the flaw.

The operating system updates that address this flaw-and others-are available now.

The US technology firm has just released a major security update for its mobile devices which fixes a serious flaw with the popular FaceTime app.

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