Group FaceTime Security Bug was Apparently Highlighted by Twitter User a Week Ago

FaceTime Bug Twitter Report

Most of us are only heard about a security flaw on FaceTime on Monday and Tuesday. However, MacRumors¬†found that a Twitter user actually tweeted both Apple Support and Tim Cook about the issue a week earlier. They also submitted a bug report, emailed Apple Support, and contacted Fox News. The user said their teen had found the Group FaceTime bug and could listen to a user’s iPhone or iPad without their¬†permission. It all just adds to the embarrassment¬†caused to Apple by this incident.

Twitter user MGT7500 tagged the official Apple Support account in a January 20 tweet claiming that her 14-year-old son discovered a “major security flaw” that allowed him to “listen in to your iPhone/iPad without your approval.” The user also tagged Tim Cook on the issue in a follow-up tweet on January 21.

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4 thoughts on “Group FaceTime Security Bug was Apparently Highlighted by Twitter User a Week Ago

  • Makes you wonder WHAT THE HECK IS UP WITH APPLE? Bunch of LIARS is what. Apple talks security like they actually know something. Apple and sites like this are 99% about ONE THING – iOS – and AND THEY CAN’T EVEN GET THAT RIGHT. God forbid a Samsung or a Google have a problem without the clones here acting like children but when the new iPad bends? OR a security flaw like NO OTHER with APPLE’S SOFTWARE TO BLAME makes national news??? Silence. It’s a damn good thing Apple has no imagination since Jobs died – can you imagine a Car by Apple? Or an autonomous system?? Nope, and apparently 200 fired (from the fake Titan thing) workers don’t think so either.

  • Just another example of why Twitter is a useless waste of bandwidth. So much crap on there that when something important does come along nobody notices. Here’s an idea, the next time you run into a problem, maybe try to actually contact Apple. They have bug and problem reporting addresses, phone numbers too. You can even do a live chat with an Apple Tech Rep. Tweeting something is like relieving yourself in the ocean. Nobody notices because there’s already so much crap out there.

    If there was a delay I put it all on the idiot that thought Tweeting would accomplish anything.

  • “a Twitter user actually tweeted both Apple Support and Tim Cook about the issue a week earlier.”

    Oh my Gawd an entire week! How long does it take investigate a report and fix such as problem? This seems like a tempest in a Keurig. /snark

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