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Apple fixes FaceTime bug to stop hackers listen in secretly

Apple fixes FaceTime bug to stop hackers listen in secretly

Ever wondered that FaceTime is private or not? A bug that is meant here a hacker could watch and listen secretly, but thankfully it is fixed now and the group FaceTime is also turned On.

Apple has now fixed this bug that previously allowed people to listen and watch you secretly through FaceTime and it also apologized for the delay that it took as well. Apple has activated again the group Facetime which was turned off by the company to deal with this big issue.

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What was the FaceTime bug?

This bug was reported on 19 Jan 2019 and it was realized that a user can set up a group call where the user can see and listen to a recipient without them answering to the call.

How did Apple respond to the FaceTime bug?

Apple responded to this issue on 28 Jan, nine days after it was first reported and issued the statement

“We sincerely apologize to our customers who were affected and all who were concerned about this security issue,” said the company. “We want to assure our customers that as soon as our engineering team became aware of the details necessary to reproduce the bug, they quickly disabled Group FaceTime and began work on the fix.”

7 Feb was the day when this bug was fixed in the update of iOS 12.1.4 and again issued the statement in which Apple apologized to their customers and thanks for the patience that they showed.

How to protect iPhone, iPad or Mac from the FaceTime bug?

You need to install iOS 12.1.4 update on your iPhone or iPad. Please note that only those iPhones and iPads that are running on iOS 12 or later and Macs running on macOS Mojave or later were affected by this bug. Older devices were safe.

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