Here's how to update your iPhone to fix Apple's FaceTime privacy bug

08 February, 2019, 15:24 | Author: Leah Owens
  • iOS 12.1.4, Apple’s update that fixes the FaceTime bug, is now available to download

The FaceTime fix is included in the latest version of Apple's iOS 12 system, which became available to install on Thursday.

The bug enabled interlopers to turn an iPhone or iPad into a live microphone while using Group FaceTime.

Over a week ago, it was discovered that 3rd party callers could potentially eavesdrop via FaceTime if they initiate a Group FaceTime without having you to accept the call.

Apple on Thursday rolled out software updates to iPhones to fix a privacy issue in its FaceTime video calling service, and said it would contribute toward the education of the Arizona teenager who discovered the problem.

This bug, likely the most serious to hit iPhone and iPad users, has already resulted in at least one lawsuit. The company had also disabled Group FaceTime to prevent anyone from misusing the flaw. Apple has been criticised for the delay in responding and has promised to improve procedures.

Bradley Cooper was 'embarrassed' by Oscars best director snub
Kevin Mazur via Getty Images Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga strike a pose at the SAG Awards. It's basically the same thing if you ask us...

Trump Could Be Our Laziest President Ever, According to Leaked Schedules
She added: "It's indisputable that our country has never been stronger than it is today under the leadership of President Trump". In the same three month period Trump has spent 77 hours in scheduled meetings, 51 hours travelling and 40 hours eating lunch.

'ZERO idea': LeBron rips National Basketball Association team's brutal mid-game trade
But, what made things awkward here is the team traded the man while he was still on the freaking hardwood for them . Barnes was in his third Mavericks season and had been one of Dallas' top two scorers each year.

In addition to the macOS and iOS updates, Apple also released Shortcuts 2.1.3 to fix vulnerabilities found in Shortcuts for iOS.

"iOS 12.1.4 provides important security updates and is recommended for all users."

It looks like Apple will compensate the 14-year-old who uncovered the now fixed FaceTime Group chat security flaw.

The recommended way to update your devices is to tap Settings General Software Update and carry out the update from there.

If you aren't in any particular rush to install the new software, and if you have the "Automatic Updates" feature turned on, then your iOS device will update in the background the next time you plug it in. The update has also arrived for systems still running macOS High Sierra or macOS Sierra, and is accessible through the Mac App Store's Updates tab, as Apple changed this update method in macOS Mojave.

Recommended:



Popular

Thailand's royalty makes an unprecedented move into politics
Born in 1951, she studied mathematics and biochemistry before earning a master's degree in public health, all in the US. Ubolratana and Thaksin's daughter exchange messages of support on social media during the late king's mourning period.

Wells Fargo's Online Banking System Experiences Outage For Second Time This Month
The US giant took to Twitter at about 9am EST to confirm an "issue", promising to research. Some customers also reported the issue was impacting credit cards.

Marcus Rashford wins Manchester United's 'Player of the Month' award for January
Martial recently signed a new deal at the club, keeping him at Old Trafford until 2024. United have the option to extend the new deal by a further year if they wish.

The body of Emiliano Sala recovered
The Piper Malibu N264DB plane lost contact with air traffic control over the Channel, north of Guernsey, on Monday January 21. Cardiff City have offered their "most heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the family of Emiliano".

Baseball Legend Frank Robinson Passes Away at 83
At the time, the Orioles had a batboy named Jay Mazzone, whose hands were amputated when he was 2 after a burning accident. Robinson is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann, and two children, Frank Kevin and Nichelle.

K-pop group BTS ‘to present award at the Grammys’
ET., the 2019 Grammy Awards ceremony is expected to last three and a half hours, so it will end at 11:30 p.m. If you don't have cable and catch the Grammys on CBS, there are a ton of other ways to tune in.

Raptors guard Lowry: I've never asked for a trade
Conley has tallied 20.4 points and 6.4 assists per game while knocking down 36.5 percent of his 3-point attempts in 2018-19. The Toronto Raptors are reportedly finalizing an agreement to acquire Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies .

We worry about the baby: Meghan's friends express concern over bullying
The pregnant royal used a black marker to scrawl handwritten notes on the food parcels, such as "be strong" and "you are loved". Meghan paired the outfit with another one of her go-to brands, Aquazzura, with their Aquazzura Rendez Vous 105 Suede Pump .

Apex Legends had over 2.5 million players in its first day
For now, EA is only letting players access the game on Origin but any players in the game can invite their friends from Steam to join them in Apex Legends .

Gronk says he'll party first, discuss retirement later
Tom (Brady ) put it up there for me to go grab it, and he put it where it needed to be and I just had to go make it. Like a lot of weapons in Brady-led offenses, the raw stat sheet doesn't jump at you - six catches, 87 yards.