Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 29-01-2019
Apple says it’s fixing a flaw in its FaceTime software that’s allowed for brief eavesdropping even when you haven’t picked up.
The tech giant has temporarily disabled its Group FaceTime feature in iOS and macOS to fix the major security flaw.
The problem reportedly occurs when both users are running version 12.1 of Apple’s mobile operating system or newer.
The technique involves using the software's group chat function, apparently confusing the software into activating the target's microphone, even if the call had not been accepted.
It’s understood the eves dropping ends when the call is cut after too many rings.
Apple says it has developed a fix and an update would be rolled out this week.