Apple released updates for iOS and Mac OS, which fixed a critical vulnerability in group FaceTime calls. The latter allowed me to see the camera image of the interlocutor and to hear the sound from the microphone before the subscriber will answer the incoming call.

Originally cupertinos promised to release iOS 12.4 and macOS 10.14.3 last week. But at the last moment it was decided to postpone the release of updates for more thorough testing.

It is worth noting that iOS 12.4 and macOS 10.14.3 bring only fix FaceTime bug. No other significant changes in the updates as noted. Separately, Apple representatives draw attention to the fact that the function group FaceTime calls won’t work on iOS 12.1.3 and below.

It is noteworthy that the first attention to the problem with FaceTime attracted 14-year-old. It was he, or rather his mother, turned to CEO Tim cook that Apple could fix the bug. In the end, kupertinovtsy decided to reward the teenager. However, the amount of compensation is still unknown. Most likely, the parents of a teenager will receive compensation under the program of “Bug Bounty”: depending on the seriousness of the found vulnerabilities payouts range from 25 000 to $ 200 000.


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