Just reported recently the Apple’s FaceTime is currently found with a Major bug which allows Privacy Breaching in the Apple Devices.
The Bug has discovered which allows anyone to call listen to another person call without even accepting the call in the device. The Video and Audio both can listen & heard.
Here is a video demonstrating how it works
- Start a FaceTime Video call with an iPhone contact.
- Whilst the call is dialing, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and tap Add Person.
- Add your own phone number in the Add Person screen.
- You will then start a group FaceTime call including yourself and the audio of the person you originally called, even if they haven’t accepted the call yet.
— nic nguyen (@itsnicolenguyen) January 29, 2019
Users are recommended to disable FaceTime on both iPhones and Macbook’s until the fix comes by the Apple; Apple reported to fix the issue within this week through a software update.
The bug was first posted by 9to5mac where they showed the major privacy breach that can happen to allow users to hear another person without confirmation on FaceTime.
While on twitter discussion people jumping scare after discovering this and disabling their FaceTime;
Disabled Facetime https://t.co/DsWK7t9il2
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) January 29, 2019
How to Disable Facetime?
- Goto Settings
- scroll down and click “FaceTime“
- Slide left or Tap the switch to Turn FaceTime Off.
To disable Face on your Mac, following the below steps:
- Open the FaceTime app on your Mac
- Click ‘FaceTime‘ in the Menu bar
- Click ‘Turn off FaceTime‘