Apple FaceTime glitch raises spying concerns

Apple temporarily disabled Group FaceTime after reports surfaced about the glitch, which allowed iPhone users to hear audio before the recipient picked up the phone.
1:51 | 01/29/19

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Transcript for Apple FaceTime glitch raises spying concerns
A glitch affecting the popular iPhone feature was discovered overnight it allows users to eavesdrop on your conversations access your camera even if you don't answer the phone. Perceived as correspondent Rebecca Jarvis you with the details and and the address this yet. While they're beginning to address at George but this is an important warning this morning for anyone with an iPhone iPad or Mac. This newly discovered bug means that someone could be using face time to spy on you. The major glitch uncovered overnight lots of face time caller immediately hear the audio from your phone before you've accepted or rejected a face time request. It essentially turns your phone into a hot Mike Lange collars eavesdrop on you. Even lets them access your camera without your knowledge in a statement apple says we're aware of this issue. We have identified a fix that will be released in a software update leader this week. Plus George they've temporarily disabled the group these type people there's a group facetime feature that could have been corrupted. Exactly that's the part of it and there are potentially millions of people at risk for this the issue is the twelve point one IOS update that came out in October is the thing that the bug has moved its way through. So if you updated your phone in the last couple of months and very likely could be impacted. There is something that anyone out there can do this morning I did on my way into work this morning whenever I you open up this settings. You go to space time Bryant and you turn it to opt there's a little toggle button their eyes turning to opt that will automatically keeping you safe from this an app that we can't we might get picked you have to texts for Medicare part of an important part underdog when you are talking to cut it and play up. And they're also if apple is also releasing this update later this week that ever when should download when it comes out what if things. Her. Remember I'll give. Going to be all right villages they have.

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