Apple has released an update for FaceTime, correcting the error that allowed people to eavesdrop on conversations, even if their interlocutor never answered the call, CNBC reports, citing a company statement.
“Today’s update fixes a security bug in group calls to FaceTime. We again apologise to our customers and thank them for their patience. In addition to fixing the bugs reported, our team conducted a thorough audit of the security of FaceTime and made additional updates to the FaceTime app and on server to improve security. This includes a previously unknown vulnerability in a function Live Photos FaceTime. To protect customers who have not upgraded to the latest version of the software, we have upgraded our servers to block the Live Photos FaceTime for older versions of iOS and macOS”, — quotes the channel of a representative of the company.
Previously, in error drew the attention of 14-year-old Grant Thompson, reported The Wall Street Journal. Apple has promised to pay compensation to a teenager, and then acknowledged the possibility of wiretapping and for a time disabled group calls in the application.
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