A newly discovered bug lets anyone to spy on you and hear your voice or even see your video before you could answer the call.
Yep, you read the right, and it doesn’t require ‘hacking-skills’ to do that.
The bug was initially reported by the Apple news and review website 9to5Mac.
What’s the bug:
When a phone number is dialed on FaceTime, Apple’s internet-based
audio/video calling software, it allowed the caller to swipe up and add another phone number in the call make it a group call.
If the caller adds their own phone number, even though the other person hasn’t answered the call yet, the group call begins.
This allows the caller to spy on the person being called. The caller can hear the other person through the microphone, and in some cases can see what the other person is doing through the front-facing camera.
A video was posted by @BmManski on his Twitter account and has been retweeted more than 20,000 times.
In an official statement, Apple’s spokesman told Buzzfeed that the company is
“Aware of the issue and has identified a fix that will be rolled with a software update later this week.”
So what to do till a proper fix is rolled out?
The Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey advised in a tweet to “Disable FaceTime for now until Apple fixes”
Disable FaceTime for now until Apple fixes https://t.co/FNbPAmZsLf— jack (@jack) 29 January 2019
How to disable FaceTime?
Go to the *Settings* of your Apple device and then find *FaceTime*. Disable *FaceTime* by toggling off the feature.
The bug has made FaceTime a Worldwide Trend on Twitter now.
Imagine hanging out with your boyfriend and your husband calls on FaceTime with the new bug. pic.twitter.com/rUFEvxZxQh— Winter Blanco (@Wiintrr) January 29, 2019
Android users hearing about the FaceTime scandal pic.twitter.com/kmIEhueI2b— 𝚜 𝚞 𝚖 𝚊 𝚢 𝚊 🌜 (@sumayabazara) January 29, 2019
*Android users reading all the FaceTime drama* pic.twitter.com/rmKiVAL1I0— sxmaiden (@sxmaiden) January 29, 2019
just facetime glitch called obama he was watching anime— soulja boy owes me $10 (@BillRatchet) January 29, 2019
Tried this— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) 29 January 2019
Disabled Facetime https://t.co/DsWK7t9il2