Apple announces the iOS 12.1.4 with a fix for its Group FaceTime video bug

Yesterday, Apple announced the release of iOS 12.1.4 to fix Apple’s Group FaceTime video bug discovered during the end of last month. Apple immediately disabled this bug that allowed callers to eavesdrop on people before they could even pick up their phone.

Apple also plans to reward the 14-year-old Grant Thompson and his mother for first reporting the bug. Apple is “compensating the Thompson family for discovering the vulnerability and providing an additional gift to fund Grant Thompson’s tuition”, the Verge reports.

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As reported by TechCrunch, an Apple spokesperson told them in a statement, “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.”

Source: The Verge

“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”, Apple reports.

To know more about this news in detail, head over to The Verge.

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