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Apple fixes FaceTime with iOS 12.1.4

cjmagowan  —  1 week ago ( Feb 09, 2019 )    |    News

It’s something of concern a from Apple users since last month where their iOS device could become a victim of eavesdropping from their Facetime contacts. It was a huge problem for Apple users that the Cupertino giant pulled-off its Group Facetime feature while they try to fix the problem.

Indeed it is time for that to show up and Apple rolled out iOS 12.1.4 to include a lot of optimizations and bug fixes especially for FaceTime.

Since the new update, Apple enables back its Group FaceTime feature to all devices updated to the new iOS version and at the same time, released its official statement regarding the matter.

Today’s software update fixes the security bug in Group FaceTime. We again apologize to our customers and we thank them for their patience. In addition to addressing the bug that was reported, our team conducted a thorough security audit of the FaceTime service and made additional updates to both the FaceTime app and server to improve security. This includes a previously unidentified vulnerability in the Live Photos feature of FaceTime. To protect customers who have not yet upgraded to the latest software, we have updated our servers to block the Live Photos feature of FaceTime for older versions of iOS and macOS.

SOURCE9to5Mac