Technology has given us so much power in our hand but, also has the potential to ruin us. As new technology comes into existences, they require proper testing before handing it to the public. Still, after testing phase bug might dig up. Apple’s Facetime users are experiencing the same issue.
According to 9to5mac, a significant bug discovered in Facetime, where the recipient can hear the audio as well can see the video even before the call is picked up. This goes on until the user accepts or reject the call. The bug is discovered in the iOS device of 12.1 and above. This bug has raised several privacy questions in the mind of iPhone users.
— Benji Mobb™ (@BmManski) January 28, 2019
This seems like a major breach of privacy, as the person you have facetimed will have access to your audio as well as the video if he ignores the call by pressing the lock button. With zero efforts involved, you can have the secrets out.
iOS users are calling out Apple on the Twitter and demanding the solution instantly.
The FaceTime bug definitely proves that your phone can be used as a remote listening device “without any authentication”.
— Marcus J. Carey (@marcusjcarey) January 29, 2019
Person with iPhone: *incoming facetime*
Me: i’m not going to answer i don’t feel like talking
Person with iPhone: hello…?
Me: HELLLLOOO!???????? pic.twitter.com/cbdD3myqvb
— xo (@XoMiahhh) January 29, 2019
— Sam Shead (@Sam_L_Shead) January 29, 2019
Settings > FaceTime > Off
If you have an apple device do this IMMEDIATELY. https://t.co/KYQVQhS7ui
— Mitch Dyer (@MitchyD) January 29, 2019
— rat king (@MikeIsaac) January 29, 2019
— Dieter Bohn (@backlon) January 29, 2019
So.. this bug sends also *video* if you hit the power button or volume to deny the FaceTime call (placed using this bug.) In other words, the caller can see you and where you are even if you think you’ve denied the FaceTime call! https://t.co/HBuAp421si
— Todd Haselton (@robotodd) January 29, 2019