How To Fix Apple's FaceTime Fustercluck

Posted February 09, 2019

However, Apple has now restored the Group FaceTime server for all users who are on iOS 12.1.4.

Apple is compensating the family that reported the major FaceTime flaw that came to light a couple weeks ago.

And how can Apple expect people to report security flaws, which have potential negative repurcussions to its dedicated users, if getting the flaws acknowledged requires jumping through hoops and signing up for a developer program, which you very well may have no interest in?

Thompson figured out that he could essentially force a call to connect to a selected device by simply attempting to Group FaceTime call another person before the first had answered. Apple's Continuity feature allows users to take FaceTime and regular audio calls on their iPhone on the Mac as well.

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"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", it said. Callers were able to activate another person's microphone remotely even before the person has accepted or rejected the call.

And that patch is ready with Apple confirming that an update is available for iOS 12 right now.

Apple has not revealed the exact amount it is giving 14-year-old Grant Thompson but it is believed to include money to help pay for his education.

This happened for as long as the call was ringing, and ended when the call was rejected or timed out. Also, it is recommended to back up your data, and ensuring your device has over 50 percent of charge or connected to a power source before beginning the update process.

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The company also says they uncovered another flaw during a "thorough security audit of the FaceTime service".

The recommended way to update your devices is to tap Settings General Software Update and carry out the update from there.

Your device will now download and install the update and restart your device.

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