Apple fixes its FaceTime bug. You’ll get a software update soon

Apple fixes its FaceTime bug. You’ll get a software update soon

Apple has closed the Group FaceTime security bug that put users at risk of eavesdropping.

The bug had meant that any Apple device — including iPhones, iPads and Macs — could inadvertently or intentionally be turned into a listening device. It was all in how you entered the number of someone you were looping into the video chat.

Group FaceTime, which arrived with iOS 12.1 at the end of October, allows up to 32 people to be on the same call.

Apple also apologized to users who were affected.

“We take the security of our products extremely seriously and we are committed to continuing to earn the trust Apple customers place in us,” the company said.


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