Apple's FaceTime glitch — everything we know so far

In this photo illustration, the FaceTime application logo is displayed on the screen of an Apple iPhone on January 29, 2019 in Paris, France. An important security vulnerability has been...

 

In this photo illustration, the FaceTime application logo is displayed on the screen of an Apple iPhone on January 29, 2019 in Paris, France. An important security vulnerability has been...

Yesterday, a glitch that allows iPhone Users to listen in to private conversations without needing their call answered by their unsuspecting victim sent the world into a frenzy. The glitch involves calling a contact on FaceTime and then adding the same contact to the FaceTime call. Some sources have said Apple have known about this for at least at week but have failed to act promptly, although this is yet to be confirmed.

The glitch is demonstrated by MacRumours below.

Worse yet, if you press the power button when receiving a FaceTime call – you give the caller access to your front camera, as if you were on a FaceTime Video call, with the unknowing victim compromising all of their privacy. 

Apple have announced this issue will be fixed in a Software Update in the next week, but it’s advised to turn FaceTime off until then if you’re worried about the bug.

This comes as bad news to Apple – who became the world's first Trillion dollar company last August. Since then, they've reported lower than expected sales for the iPhone XS and XS Max. They also had photos of the iPhone XI surfacing on the internet earlier this month, for more on that, click here.

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