Severe FaceTime bug discovered PP

I woke up to some worrying news about FaceTime this morning. 9To5Mac are reporting on a nasty bug whereby you can hear the audio of the person you’re calling, even before they accept the call.

The damage potential here is real. You can listen in to soundbites of any iPhone user’s ongoing conversation without them ever knowing that you could hear them.

[..] As it stands, if your phone is ringing with an incoming FaceTime request, the person on the other end could be listening in.

The Verge have received a statement from Apple about the issue, stating that a fix will be released via Software Update later in the week. Until then I’ve disabled FaceTime on my devices and I recommend you do the same thing.

29 January, 2019