Apple had trouble last week when a teenager discovered a critical FaceTime error that threatened the safety of almost all iPhone users. The error allowed a user to access a recipient's microphone or camera using Group FaceTime before answering the call. According to Apple, the issues were fixed in an update for iOS 12.1.4, which was released on Thursday, February 7.
On Monday, January 28, there was news about the critical Group FaceTime issues. As previously reported, if you have started a FaceTime video call, but the other person has not responded. You can use the Group FaceTime feature to add your own phone number to the pending call. This enabled you to hear the person you wanted to reach before answering.
If the receiver pressed the Page or Sleep / Wake button to mute the ringing, or if you answered the call to yourself With another device, you would have the receiver iPhone on the iPhone camera even if they never responded.
It's also possible that you can intercept audio or video with FaceTime. It's also possible that Apple knew the problem for more than a week before the public. The teenager's mother, who discovered the vulnerabilities in FaceTime, tweeted to Apple CEO Tim Cook on Jan. 20, claiming her son had discovered the vulnerability and had already sent bug reports to Apple, which were ignored.
The teenager and The mother hoped to collect an error bonus. However, because Apple's bug bonus program is for inviting only, it is difficult to get hold of such a vulnerability to check it. Even reporting small errors is a difficult task (we had problems with misinterpreted bug reports from Apple that we considered to be normal behavior, and then ignored the answers). However, an Apple executive reportedly met with Grant Thompson, the teenager and his mother, and will make an exception with a bounty premium.
Apple Put the Group FaceTime Feature Into Everyone for January 28th When it is restored with the update for iOS 12.1.4, as not all are immediately updated, Apple has probably implemented something, leaving only users iOS 12.1.4 to access Group FaceTime.
Apple has provided all security information related to iOS 12.1.4 in a support document on its website.
To download the new update, open the Settings app, tap "General" and select "Software Update". Follow the instructions on the screen to download and install iOS 12.1.4. If the new "Automatic Updates" are enabled for iOS 12, the update will be installed overnight from your iPhone.