In January Apple released an iOS update that enabled Group FaceTime. There was a security flaw with it that Apple was sued over.
Apple just released the iOS 12.1.4 update with important security fixes, like a fix for the Group FaceTime bug.
Democratic Reps. Frank Pallone, Jr., and Jan Schakowsky wrote a letter to Tim Cook today asking for details about the FaceTime bug.
Apple issued an apology to MacRumors, saying that a software update to fix the Group FaceTime bug won’t arrive until next week.
We have fixed the Group FaceTime security bug on Apple’s servers and we will issue a software update to re-enable the feature for users next week. We thank the Thompson family for reporting the bug. We sincerely apologize to our customers who were affected and all who were concerned about this security issue. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we complete this process.
Apple should fix the group FaceTime bug in iOS 12.1.4 which the company says will appear later this week. If we don’t see it today then that means tomorrow (via Macrumors). [Apple Sued Over Group FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug] Group FaceTime Bug As was widely reported, the FaceTime bug was originally discovered by a teenager, whose…
An Attorney in Houston, Texas sued Apple Wednesday as the fallout over the Group FaceTime eavesdropping bug continued. Bloomberg News reported on allegations from Larry Williams. He claimed the flaw resulted in him being eavesdropped on while a client was giving sworn testimony in a deposition.
Attorney Larry Williams II said the glitch intrudes on the privacy of “one’s most intimate conversations without consent,” according to the complaint he filed in state court in Houston. He said he was eavesdropped on while taking sworn testimony during a client deposition. Williams is seeking unspecified punitive damages on his claims of negligence, product liability, misrepresentation and warranty breach.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo heavily criticized the Group FaceTime bug and told New Yorkers to disable the app.
Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr chat with host Kelly Guimont about the Group FaceTime issue and the latest on US accusations against Huawei.
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.
A major Group Facetime security bug allowed users to hear and see a recipient before they had accepted a call.
Apple is rolling out the official release of iOS 12.1 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on Tuesday with Group FaceTime and eSIM support, and more.
Apple released iOS 12.1 Developer Beta 3 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on Tuesday.
iOS 12.1 developer beta 1 is out and it includes Group FaceTime, which had been pulled out before the official iOS 12 release.
Apple pulled Group FaceTime calling from iOS 12 developer beta 7 and macOS Mojave developer beta 7 saying it plans to bring the feature back later this year.