Apple Confirms iPhone FaceTime Eavesdropping Exploit — Here’s What To Do


Remember that giant poster that Apple put up in Las Vegas during the recent Consumer Electronics Show that stated what happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone? I’m willing to bet many at Apple are trying hard to forget it right now as news breaks of a vulnerability in the group functionality of its FaceTime application that allows users to eavesdrop on the people being called, even if they didn’t pick up the call!

The shockingly simple exploit works with any pair of iOS devices running iOS 12.1 or later. “The bug lets you call anyone with FaceTime, and immediately hear the audio coming from their phone – before the person on the other end has accepted or rejected the incoming call” according to Benjamin Mayo at 9to5Mac who first broke the story and adds “there’s a second part to this which can expose video too…”

The exploit really…

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Last modified: January 29, 2019

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