A 14-Year-Old Discovered Apple's Massive Facetime Eavesdropping Bug a Week Ago

Yesterday, news of the massive Apple iPhone Facetime bug spread throughout media outlets. The most surprising part is that a fourteen year old discovered this bug a week ago and it largely went unnoticed....

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Yesterday, news of the massive Apple iPhone Facetime bug spread throughout media outlets. This bug all allowed people to simply call you and immediately access your microphone or camera without you giving access or evening knowing they had access. The most surprising part is that a fourteen year old discovered this bug a week ago and it largely went unnoticed.

Apparently, this wasn't just a one time effort to bring attention to it. The mother and teen put forth significant effort to make the bug known.

And it was even reported to numerous news outlets, including 9to5Mac which eventually reported on it.

Despite it being reported to Apple Support, it wasn't until media outlets broke the news of the vulnerability.

Apple disabled the Group Facetime feature shortly after the news broke yesterday, so there's no need to turn off Facetime to avoid the bug. Unfortunately, they weren't fast enough to avoid people poking fun at their massive advertisement next to this years CES.

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Brandon | This is Tech Today

Published 4 months ago

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