Apple releases bug fix for embarrassing security flaw that allowed FaceTime eavesdropping

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

Two key U.S. House of Representatives Democrats on Tuesday asked Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook to answer questions about the bug, saying they were "deeply troubled" over how long it took Apple to address the security flaw. Though Apple now finds itself at the center of controversy, it seems the story has a happy ending for the teenager who discovered the bug. What made this bug so serious was how trivial it was to leverage, and it forced Apple to pull the plug on the feature at the server end while it developed a fix. Apple turned off the group chat feature last week, several days after a 14-year-old boy in Tucson, Arizona, discovered the flaw. Should they use the power button to silence or ignore the incoming call, the camera could also have been enabled, giving the dialer both audio and video of the person before they pick up. Apple also gives credit to someone else, besides Grant, for helping bring it to the company's attention in advance of the widespread media coverage the bug generated.

Apple has now released their iOS 12.1.4 software update and now we have some speed test videos of iOS 12.1.4 vs iOS 12.1.3. So, if you like group FaceTime calls, this update is a must-have for you (and those you called).

Apple evidently knows this too, and according to Reuters, the company plans to reward Grant Thompson with undisclosed compensation and an investment in his education. This runs counter to how most tech companies handle bug reports, especially those involving vulnerabilities in their products.

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Now the questions are whether or not this will lead to structural change at Apple and how other people who attempted to disclose the same flaw will be compensated. Apple has not stated if they are planning on doing so.

You can also install macOS Mojave updates by going to System Preferences and then clicking on the Software Update icon. Currently, Apple only pays for bugs found in the iOS operating system for phones.

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