Apple Bug Grants Unauthorized Audio and Video to Callers.
According to CNN, there has been a newly discovered bug in Apples FaceTime software. This Apple Bug Grants Unauthorized Audio and Video to Callers. In some instances, even the front-facing camera is accessed with the victim having no knowledge of it. This bug was discovered by a group called 9to5Mac on Monday.
In a statement released by Apple Monday night, they have identified a solution for the problem and should have a patch to resolve it in a software update later this week. While we wait for this patch to come out, Apple’s website shows that they have started disabling the Group Facetime feature for all users.
Currently, this explicitly works on iPhones and iPads running IOS 12.1, and Apple computers running Mojave.
When this bug is used, the person that is making the call will be able to hear the live audio on the other person’s phone, even if the recipient has not accepted the call. Their screen does not give an indication about the conversation and that it’s being transmitted. Per CNN there have been reports of unwanted video access if from the front-facing camera if the volume button is pressed as well.
Currently, it’s suggested that you turn off FaceTime to make sure that this does not happen to you. In order to do this
*go on your iPhone or iPad and go to settings
* toggle off the green button at the top of the screen.
In order to turn this off on your Mac Computer open the FaceTime app and go to FaceTime on the top of the screen, then select “Turn FaceTime Off.”
Update: This issue has been fixed by Apple. We must admit that their response was swift and they did provide the temp solution. Thank you for reading our blog “Apple Bug Grants Unauthorized Audio and Video to Callers!” Look out for more content coming soon!