‘Urgent’ Consumer Alert Issued For iPhone FaceTime App
The FaceTime bug allegedly allows people to hear and see through someone else's iPhone, without them even picking up the call.
It turns out what happens on your iPhone might not stay on your iPhone. If you have an iPad or iPhone with the FaceTime app, then you should disable it by going into settings, select FaceTime and then shift the button to the off position.
Gov. Cuomo has issued an urgent consumer alert on the FaceTime bug that reportedly lets people hear and see through someone else's iPhone, without them even picking up the call.
- This bug seems to rely on the FaceTime group call feature on OS devices running IOS 12.1 or later.
- The bug happens when a user creates a FaceTime conference call, puts in their phone number, and then adds the number of another person.
- The flaw also allows video to be sent if the other user clicks either their power button or one of the volume controls.
Gov. Cuomo says "The FaceTime bug is an egregious breach of privacy that puts New Yorkers at risk, we take consumer rights very seriously, and I am deeply concerned by this irresponsible bug that can be exploited for an unscrupulous purpose.,"
Apple said it has a fix for the problem and will release it in a software update later this week.