If you use FaceTime, turn it off NOW!
January 29, 2019
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Major bug found on Apple’s video-calling service.

A couple of hours ago, a significant bug has been found on Apple’s FaceTime service. This video calling feature has been a staple feature of the device, which millions are already using. The bug would allow you to hear the other person’s voice when calling via FaceTime even before it gets accepted or rejected.

It’s a serious red flag for anyone concerned about privacy (which is literally everyone) and somehow taints Apple’s reputation for securing your privacy. The bug happens when you start a FaceTime call and then swiping up to add another person. You can then add your own number where it will start a group FaceTime call but now you can hear the audio of the person you first called. Just now, it has been found that it can also broadcast video as well even before you accept or reject the call.

Apple has already acknowledged the issue and has disabled FaceTime calling and said that it will be releasing a software patch later this week to fix the bug.

At the moment, the best option is to disable FaceTime in Settings OR if you live in the UAE and you have an iOS purchased here, there’s a good chance that FaceTime is already disabled.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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