Apple Disables Group FaceTime Following Major Privacy Glitch

January 30, 2019


Apple has made Group FaceTime temporarily unavailable following a major flaw discovered on Monday evening. The bug allows anyone with iOS to FaceTime other iOS users and listen in on their private conversations – without the user on other end rejecting or accepting the call.

The bug makes use of a new function presented in FaceTime as part of iOS 12.1, called Group FaceTime. According to Apple’s System Status support page, Group FaceTime is temporarily unavailable following an issue ongoing since Monday night at 10:16 p.m.

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