IANS | 09 Feb, 2019
Apple has released the fix for its recently discovered bug in the
FaceTime software that allowed people to eavesdrop on others while using
its group video chat feature.
"We again apologise and we thank
our customers for their patience. In addition to addressing the bug that
was reported, our team conducted a thorough security audit of the
FaceTime service and made additional updates to both the FaceTime app
and server to improve security," The Washington Post quoted Apple as
saying on Friday.
Even as Apple rolled out a security fix for
consumers, New York Attorney General Letitia James is reportedly
investigating the company's response to the FaceTime bug.
The bug was reported earlier this week by a 14-year-old boy from Arizona named Grant Thompson.
him for his discovery, Apple has decided to pay an undisclosed amount
to the Thompson family along with making a gift towards Grant's
education, the report said.
With iOS 12.1 and later versions, Group FaceTime is designed to make it easy to chat with multiple people at the same time.