FaceTime Bug Allows People To Spy On You
30 January, 2019 | Mobile / Apps
A newly discovered and rather creepy FaceTime bug allows you to see and hear the person you are FaceTiming, without them having answered the call.
This means that anyone who FaceTime’s you now can peek into your life without you knowing. This security flaw is very easy to exploit too.
All you have to do is call someone on FaceTime, then before they answer, swipe up and add yourself to the call. This enables you to hear through the other persons phone without them answering the call.
The screen gives no indication that there is a conversation being transmitted and, in some cases, live video has been shown of the call receiver if they press the volume or power button to dismiss the call.
The bug effects those who are running iOS 12.1 on iPhones and iPads, or Apple Macs running macOS Mojave.
Apple have already issued a statement that said they are aware of the issue and will be rolling out a fix in a software update later this week but of course that still means you are susceptible to the bug right now.
How To Disable FaceTime:
To avoid falling victim to the FaceTime bug, disable FaceTime on all your Apple devices until Apple release the update. Fortunately, it’s easy to disable FaceTime and for the time being, we would recommend you do this.
How to switch off FaceTime on iPhone and iPad:
1) Open Settings
2) Scroll down to the FaceTime option
3) Switch the FaceTime toggle to off
How to switch off FaceTime on Mac:
1) Open the FaceTime application
2) Select “FaceTime” in the menu bar
3) Select “Turn FaceTime Off”