After delay, Apple releases a fix for FaceTime bug

Apple Has Finally Released A FaceTime Fix That You Need To Download Right Now

After Apple apologized for the issue and promised a fix, it has finally arrived.

Without disclosing the exact amount, Apple said it plans on compensating Thompson for discovering the vulnerability and will also provide an additional gift to fund his education.

However, Apple has now restored the Group FaceTime server for all users who are on iOS 12.1.4.

We would be remiss, however, if we didn't mentions someone else too, at this point.

At the same time, Apple is as cryptic as always in "detailing" the issues fixed by iOS 12.1.4. Apple also gives credit to someone else, besides Grant, for helping bring it to the company's attention in advance of the widespread media coverage the bug generated. This means iPhone and iPad users having the latest iOS update can now make Group FaceTime calls.

Apple has also recognized Grant Thompson, the 14 year old teenager who originally discovered the Group FaceTime bug and tried to report the bug to Apple. "He apparently discovered the bug a week earlier while planning a group trip with friends".

The fix is included in the latest version of Apple's iOS 12 system, which became available to install Thursday.

Apple deemed it so serious that it disabled the group FaceTime feature while it investigated and produced a fix.

Two key US House of Representatives Democrats on Tuesday asked Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook to answer questions about the bug, saying they were "deeply troubled" over how long it took Apple to address the security flaw. This one exploited a previously unknown issue with Live Photos.

The bug allowed eavesdropping by someone calling their FaceTime contacts, receiving audio from them without their knowledge before they answered the call.

The recommended way to update your devices is to tap Settings General Software Update and carry out the update from there.

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