Apple fixed a vulnerability in FaceTime

08 February 2019

Not long ago, we reported that Apple had to disable group video calling in FaceTime because of a bug. Finally, users can breathe easy and safely communicate with family and friends in the usual way. Specialists from the company have eliminated the vulnerability in the new version of the operating system iOS 12.1.4.

Recall that at the end of January this year there was information in the network about the vulnerability in FaceTime, which allows users to eavesdrop on interlocutors. To do this, it was enough to add a new participant of the conversation with your own phone number while dialing. However, if the caller presses the power button, the sound transmission will be interrupted, but instead the device's camera will be activated.

Curiously, it seems that the company was aware of the presence of the problem before the information about it appeared on the network. Nevertheless, for some reason Apple specialists haven't hurried to fix the bug until now. In any case, the official fix for the gap has already been released and is available to everyone. In order to get the group calls feature back in FaceTime, you need to install the iOS operating system update number 12.1.4.