Apple has confirmed that the fix for the FaceTime Bug will be coming this week, the company has also apologized for the bug.
The FaceTime bug allowed someone making a FaceTime call to listen into the person at the other ends audio before the call connected. Apple disabled the Group FaceTime feature in their iOS when it was discovered.
Apple has not released a statement about the bug below and have said that the update will be available this week.
We have fixed the Group FaceTime security bug on Apple’s servers and we will issue a software update to re-enable the feature for users next week. We thank the Thompson family for reporting the bug. We sincerely apologize to our customers who were affected and all who were concerned about this security issue. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we complete this process.
We want to assure our customers that as soon as our engineering team became aware of the details necessary to reproduce the bug, they quickly disabled Group FaceTime and began work on the fix. We are committed to improving the process by which we receive and escalate these reports, in order to get them to the right people as fast as possible. We take the security of our products extremely seriously and we are committed to continuing to earn the trust Apple customers place in us.
As yet there are no details on when the update will land it will be released with iOS 12.1.4, as soon as we get more details, we will let you guys know.
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