Fixes Group FaceTime privacy bug

Apple Has Finally Released A FaceTime Fix That You Need To Download Right Now

Apple credited Thompson for discovering the FaceTime bug as part of its software update, almost a week after thanking him for reporting the bug in the first place.

Apple has released an update for its flawed FaceTime video calling feature that allowed users to listen to and watch other callers through their devices, even if they didn't give their permission.

It's unclear how much the teen will receive, but Apple has said it would make an additional gift toward Grant's education, Reuters reported.

iPhone owners should update their Apple iOS software right now.

Although the FaceTime bug has been addressed, its emergence is particularly embarrassing for Apple.

It remains unclear how long Apple was aware of the Group FaceTime security flaw.

The bug was discovered by 14-year-old Grant Thompson from Arizona and his name was credited on the security page together with Daven Morris from Texas as shown above.

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So if your phone seems sluggish after iOS 12.1.3 upgrade and if you wish to downgrade back to a lower version, it seems you simply can not as Apple has blocked it.

The update that fixes the FaceTime flaw is called iOS 12.1.4 with Apple stating that it "provides important security updates and is recommended for all users".

"This includes a previously unidentified vulnerability in the Live Photos feature of FaceTime".

And how can Apple expect people to report security flaws, which have potential negative repurcussions to its dedicated users, if getting the flaws acknowledged requires jumping through hoops and signing up for a developer program, which you very well may have no interest in?

To update your Mac, open System Preferences (Apple Logo System Preferences), click Software Update and click Update Now.

As expected, Apple has rushed out a fix for a bug that allowed folks to eavesdrop on others through Group FaceTime.

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