Download Now: Apple Rolls Out Fix for FaceTime Bug

Apple Has Finally Released A FaceTime Fix That You Need To Download Right Now

Apple Has Finally Released A FaceTime Fix That You Need To Download Right Now

The update, iOS 12.1.4, was made available for download on February 7 and follows shortly on the heels of two Congressional lawmakers publicly demanding answers from Apple CEO Tim Cook about the major privacy screw up.

That led the company to temporarily disable the Group FaceTime feature altogether as it worked on finding a patch.

The bug allowed eavesdropping by someone calling their FaceTime contacts, receiving audio from them without their knowledge before they answered the call.

Apple seems to limit the spread of older firmware on its iOS devices in an attempt to keep iPhone and iPad users secure.

"A logic issue existed in the handling of Group FaceTime calls".

German bug hunter Linus Henze said he would not release details of the problem to Apple until it included MacOS in its bounty programme.

Apple is compensating the family that reported the major FaceTime flaw that came to light a couple weeks ago. This one exploited a previously unknown issue with Live Photos. It was able to disable group FaceTime on the server side and bundled a more permanent solution with operating system updates released just a few days later. The CVE-2019-7286 vulnerability is apparently a "memory corruption issue" that potentially allowed "an application to gain elevated privileges", with a different "memory corruption issue" referenced as CVE-2019-7287 as it opened the door for "an application to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges".

Your device should be using a Wi-Fi connection to download the over-the-air update. Macs are also getting an updated version of macOS 10.14.3 to fix the Group FaceTime flaw, as this feature is also built into that platform.

To download the latest version on your device, go to Settings General Software Update and then follow the on-screen instructions.

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