Until recently, Apple was plagued by a major security issue with its FaceTime bug. The Group FaceTime bug made it possible for the caller to hear the recipient’s voice even before the call was picked up – which horrified many as it was an invasion of privacy.
Facing this crisis, Apple addressed this issue promptly and promised to fix this bug in a week, and added that they would be disabling the Group FaceTime calls on the server side until the matter was taken care of.
Soon after, Apple released the updated iOS 12.1.4 with the promise that the issue with Group FaceTime bug has been fixed.
Apple issued the following statement post release of the updated iOS:
“Today’s software update fixes the security bug in Group FaceTime. We again apologize to our customers, and we thank them for their patience. 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. 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.”
So, if you love your privacy, update your iOS to the new version.