Apple’s FaceTime Fix Is Out

Apple Has Finally Released A FaceTime Fix That You Need To Download Right Now

Apple Has Finally Released A FaceTime Fix That You Need To Download Right Now

Following the rollout of iOS 12.1.4, Apple will switch group FaceTime calls back on, but only for those who have applied the update.

Once a person started a FaceTime call with another iPhone user, they could swipe up from the bottom of the screen and tap on "Add Person" and type in their own phone number.

You can read the full security update details here. The iPhone maker had also notified users about the unavailability of the feature through the system status page on its website. So if you've got an iPhone or iPad, go grab the iOS 12.1.4 update to ensure that you've got the fix. News about his reward came on the day that Apple issued a software update that fixed the bug.

"While these are wonderful tools when used right, the serious privacy issue with Group FaceTime demonstrates how these devices can also become the ultimate spying machines", Pallone and Schakowsky said. However, Apple's policy of offering a bounty for discovery of bugs is now only for iOS and not macOS.

As reported by SoftPedia, Apple has allegedly stopped signing the iOS 12.1.1 and iOS 12.1.2 firmware for all supported iPhones and iPads.

This happened for as long as the call was ringing, and ended when the call was rejected or timed out.

One security researcher protested Apple's decision not to pay the people who disclosed the FaceTime flaw by refusing to share information about a macOS vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal ostensibly secure passwords.

The company also says they uncovered another flaw during a "thorough security audit of the FaceTime service".

It turns out, the downtime led Apple to another vulnerability in its LivePhotos feature of FaceTime.

To update your Mac, open System Preferences (Apple Logo System Preferences), click Software Update and click Update Now.

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