Bug in Apple’s FaceTime App Allows users to Eavesdrop Othersdate_range
Apple FaceTime has preferred the app for the iPhone users to make video calls to other users. But with the recent bug, it is not the case anymore. A severe bug in Apple’s FaceTime app is affecting the users and allowing them to eavesdrop others even if the other side doesn’t pick your calls. The twitter still erupts with the reports from iPhone users that they can eavesdrop other iPhone users also if they do not pick your calls. The severe bug has breached the privacy of many FaceTime app users.
The bug allows users to access the iPhone microphone of the person they are calling and listen to all of the conversations without having access to the microphone permissions. If the other person picks the call, then the call usually ends, but the glitch starts appearing when the recipient won’t accept the calls. To activate this glitch, the user has to call the victim and before he picks up the call, swipe up and tap on “Add People” option and add his number and the users can listen to anyone’s microphone.
Not just the microphone, but this glitch sometimes gives access to the camera of the victim and anyone can see what is going on around the victim. After facing backlash on Twitter about this issue, the company said that they’d disabled the group video and voice calls feature. The group call feature had the bug and company deactivated the feature until the problem is resolved. Apple representatives said that the company has identified the issue and will soon provide an update, which will fix the problem completely. The FaceTime users are advised to disable the service until they receive the update from the company to prevent any privacy mishap.