Apple announced earlier today that it has come up with a fix for a bug that was discovered on Monday. This bug in the Group FaceTime feature allowed users to listen in on the activity of others before they pick up the call, terrible right? The flaw actually allows an individual to start a Group FaceTime call, add someone else and listen through their devices before they pick up.
According to BuzzFeed News, Apple said that it is set to release a software update next week which will fix this problem. And if you’ve noticed, Group FaceTime has been disabled since this flaw was revealed.
Although this bug was discovered on Monday, Grant Thompson noticed it more than a week earlier and tried to reach Apple to make a report but could not. Apple thanked him and his mother for the efforts to alert the company.
The issue affected FaceTime calls made from iOS and MacOS devices, and Apple’s response to it was to suspend the Group FaceTime feature in order to prevent people from making calls until it is fixed. The Tech company had apologized and made its engineering team to start working on a solution immediately the bug was brought to light. So expect a more efficient Group FaceTime call feature, that does not allow eavesdropping.
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