Apple Delays Update For FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug

 

So as many of you know, Apple had a HUGE glitch with the group FaceTime application.

Basically what happened was, if you called someone and then added a call, the first call automatically gets answered allowing people to listen in on whatever the other party was doing or even see them via the camera.

When this came to light, Apple did not immediately respond to the matter. When they did, the company told Reuters it was aware of the problem and would release a software update “later this week”.

Apple has made the group functionality on its FaceTime application temporarily unavailable as it rushes to fix a glitch that allowed users to listen in on the people they were calling when they did not pick up the call.

Users wishing for an extra degree of security may wish to disable FaceTime entirely in their phones’ settings (a single switch located under the FaceTime submenu).

According to CNN, Apple’s next software update, iOS 12.2, wont be available until next week, the company says, and will contain a permanent fix.

"O n Monday, Apple( AAPL )said it had identified a fix for the problem and would release it in a software update this week. But on Friday, an Apple spokesperson said the software update wouldn't roll out until next week. It's unclear why the fix has been delayed. "

"We sincerely apologize to our customers who were affected and all who were concerned about this security issue," the Apple spokesperson said on Friday.

I don't know about you, but, I tried to checkout this issue and I think I to the news a bit to late and didn't work for me but, I would be dammed if someone was ease dropping on my conversation without my knowledge.

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