An iPhone FaceTime bug was discovered last month, which is another addition to the growing list of online inconveniences that may compromise the users’ privacy. This particular bug lets the user hear the audio coming from the other end of the line even before the one being called picks up. This alarming revelation comes at a time where online privacy has been questioned together with the evolution of the internet, especially with the increasing use of social media and the norm of online presence.
This bug was originally discovered by a 14-year-old boy from Arizona who accidentally found it while trying the Group FaceTime call with his friends while he was playing Fortnite. Apple has reached out to the teenager about his discovery of the bug, and has also since issued an apology to its users, and has also stated that they have fixed the Group FaceTime security bugs on its servers, and have promised to issue a software update which is now available for its users to avoid a repeat of the situation again.
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