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Jan. 2019 – Apple Rushes to Fix Serious FaceTime Eavesdropping Flaw

Jan. 2019 – Apple Rushes to Fix Serious FaceTime Eavesdropping Flaw

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Apple has disabled Group FaceTime after reports emerged on Monday that the feature could be abused to eavesdrop on iPhone users.

“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 spokesman tells Information Security Media Group.

Apple’s system status page says that Group FaceTime, as of 3:16 a.m. British Time, remains “temporarily unavailable” due to an “issue.”

The technology giant’s move follows an exploit for the flaw going viral via social media and Reddit on Monday after a proof-of-concept demonstration video was posted.

– See full story at: https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/apple-rushes-to-fix-serious-facetime-eavesdropping-flaw-a-11978.

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