Apple to patch privacy bug in video calling feature

Tue, 2019-01-29 01:23

CALIFORNIA: Apple Inc. said on Monday it will issue a software
patch later this week for a bug that lets iPhone users hear audio
from users who have not yet accepted a video call.
The bug, which Reuters was able to replicate, allows an iPhone user
placing a call using Apple’s FaceTime video calling feature to
hear audio from the recipient’s phone even if the recipient has
not yet picked up the call. The bug appears to rely on Apple’s
group video calling feature.
Apple announced the feature last summer, but then removed it from
early test versions of its iOS 12 operating system. Apple released
the feature to the public in late October.
“We’re aware of this issue and we have identified a fix that
will be released in a software update later this week,” an Apple
spokesperson said in a statement.

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Apple to patch privacy bug in video calling feature