Apple Group FaceTime: Michelle J. Thompson wrote on Facebook that her son discovered an error
According to his mother, an error in the Apple FaceTime video sharing feature in a group that led to serious threats to user privacy and security was first discovered by a 14-year-old high school student in Arizona. In her twitter, lawyer Michelle J. Thompson said that her son "can listen to your iPhone / iPad without your consent."
She said she submitted a bug report to a Californian company and waited for a response.
"Scary things!" she is chirped,
“My son just discovered a serious flaw in Apple's new iOS, which allows you to hear another person nearby from their iPhone or iPad. I myself checked it several times and was able to listen to both of my children, which can be done without their knowledge, ”Ms. Thompson said in her post on Facebook.
Apple turned off FaceTime's group call feature until it releases a software patch later this week. People on social networks reported that they were able to repeat the mistake before the feature was turned off.
"We are aware of this problem and identified a fix that will be released in a software update later this week," said an Apple spokesman, according to Reuters news agency.
Even Jack Dorsey, the executive director of Twitter, who has 4.13 million subscribers in his microblogging service, warned: “For now, disable FaceTime until Apple corrects errors.”
This error allows people to hear and even see those who they contact on the iPhone, even if the other person did not answer their phone. When a phone number is dialed in FaceTime, the caller can navigate up from the bottom of the screen and touch the option to add a person according to the video demonstrations.
If the caller then enters his own number as the number of the added caller, the group call begins, even if the called party did not even answer. The caller can then listen to the callee, and in some demonstrations even watch him through the camera application. Reject call breaks connection.
On Tuesday, Apple announced financial results for its first fiscal quarter of 2019, which ended December 29, 2018. The company's quarterly revenues amounted to 84.3 billion dollars, which is 5% less than in the previous year. International sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter's revenue.
“Although it was disappointing to miss our revenue guide, we manage Apple in the long run, and the results of this quarter demonstrate that the core strength of our business is deep and wide,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook.
With the participation of agencies