So last week one Facetime user discovered a bug that allowed callers to spy on their contacts and the internet went into a frenzy. Apple has always prioritised privacy so having something this devastating happen was obviously a big deal. Apple promised an update within a week and last night that update started rolling out.
Apple has also said that they will be compensating the 14-year-old kid who discovered the bug. Apple reps also spoke about the update in a press statement;
Today’s software update fixes the security bug in Group FaceTime. We again apologize to our customers and we thank them for their patience.
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In addition to addressing the bug that was reported, our team conducted a thorough security audit of the FaceTime service and made additional updates to both the FaceTime app and server to improve security
How to get the new update
To install the software updates on iOS devices;
- go to Settings
- -> General
- -> Software Updates and tap “Download and Install.”
On a Mac;
- Open the App Store
- go to the Updates section