Monday, January 28, 2019

Be Aware Of This FaceTime Bug With iOS Devices

According to AppleInsider, an exploit allows a FaceTime Video caller to hear the audio from a recipient's iPhone without the call even being picked up.

Here’s how it works: the caller starts a FaceTime video call with a contact. While the call is "ringing," the caller adds themselves manually to the call by tapping Add Person then entering the phone number that the call is being made from. A Group FaceTime call is started with the caller, with the original recipient's audio streaming before the call is accepted. It should be noted that Macs are apparently safe.
In a statement to BuzzFeed, Apple confirmed it is aware of the issue and has "identified a fix that will be released in a software update later this week.”
Incase you want to turn off FaceTime while we wait for that update, here’s how you do that: 

iPhone and iPad
  1. Open the Settings application
  2. Scroll down and look for the FaceTime icon
  3. Switch the toggle to gray

  1. Open the FaceTime app on your Mac
  2. Click “FaceTime” in the Menu bar
  3. Click “Turn off FaceTime”

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