Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and related lockdowns across the world, people are having to maintain social distancing and work from home. This led to a meteoric rise in the use of video calling and video conferencing apps like Houseparty and Zoom, but they also faced severe data security issues. Now, Mozilla has published a report which rates the most popular video calling apps.
Back in January of this year, it was discovered that Apple’s Group FaceTime had a bug. This would allow anyone calling to hear the person they were calling even before they answered the phone. It was quickly dubbed the “eavesdropping” bug. And one particular lawyer took exception.
Apple is Going to Compensate the Teenager Who Discovered the Group FaceTime Audio Bug; Also Fixed Live Photos Security Bug
Today, Apple released iOS 12.1.4 to the public. The new software is designed to patch the audio bug in Group FaceTime that allows for easy eavesdropping.
Apple today released the newest version of iOS to the public, with the primary goal being to fix a security-related issue with Group FaceTime.
Alongside the public launch of iOS 12.1.4 today, Apple is also releasing an updated version of macOS 10.14.3.
Apple ran afoul of some security issues recently, after a bug within Group FaceTime was revealed to allow callers to hear a recipient’s audio even before they answered the incoming call.
An Apple Executive Met With the Teenager That Discovered the Group FaceTime Audio Bug, May be Eligible for Bug Bounty
Despite a teenager’s mother’s best efforts to notify Apple of an audio bug tied to Group FaceTime, the company went unaware of the issue until it made the news cycle.
Law Firm in Canada Applies for Class Action Lawsuit Against Apple Over Group FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug
Apple had a rough end to 2018 thanks to the “bendgate” issue and the new iPad Pro. Unfortunately, 2019 didn’t start off all that well, either.
New York State AG Says Group FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug is ‘Serious Threat’ as it Launches Investigation
Group FaceTime was one of the more exciting new features that Apple launched last year, but now it has turned into a big headache.
Houston lawyer Larry Williams II has filed a lawsuit against Apple for a major FaceTime bug which allows one to listen to the audio feed of another party even if they don’t pick up the call. Worse, if the original caller presses the power button while the FaceTime call is still ringing, he or she will gain access to one’s video feed.