Published: Sun, February 10, 2019
Technology | By Nina Perez

IOS 12.1.4 is now out, fixing Group FaceTime eavesdropping bug

IOS 12.1.4 is now out, fixing Group FaceTime eavesdropping bug

A bug was reported in the Group FaceTime video calling feature on iPhones, iPads which enabled iPhone and iPad users to hear conversations of others even before they picked up the call during a Group FaceTime. If you haven't received any notification, you can download iOS 12.1.4 by going to Settings General Software Update.

Today, Apple has released iOS 12.1.4 and a macOS Mojave 10.14.3 Supplemental Update that fixes this FaceTime bug.

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. It mitigates what the company describes as a "logic issue [that] existed in the handling of Group FaceTime calls". This includes a previously unidentified vulnerability in the Live Photos feature of FaceTime.

Apple credited 14-year-old Grant Thompson of Tucson, Arizona, for discovering the bug, almost a week after thanking him for reporting the flaw in the first place.

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Apple Insider reports that has confirmed it will reward the teen for uncovering the exploit, providing the family with compensation for finding the bug as well as helping towards the teenager's future education costs. "The issue was addressed with improved state management", the company wrote on the support page while briefing the fix. The size of that gift is being speculated about and reckoned to be pretty high, given the fact that Apple offers up to $200,000 as part of its bug bounty program.

He said: 'Disable FaceTime for now until Apple fixes.' Dorsey's message included a forwarded post by technologist Andy Baio. Apple has not stated if they are planning on doing so.

Click on the Apple icon in the top left of your screen.

While you're there, you can choose to automatically install updates.

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