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WARNING: Major FaceTime Bug Lets Caller See and Hear You Without You Picking Up

WARNING: Major FaceTime Bug Lets Caller See and Hear You Without You Picking Up

Posted January 29, 2019 at 2:18am by iClarified
A major bug in Apple's FaceTime video calling system has been discovered that lets a user listen to your microphone and potentially see through your camera without you answering the call.

It appears the bug may have been discovered by Twitter user Benji Mobb who posted a demo video earlier today.

Now you can answer for yourself on FaceTime even if they don’t answer #Apple explain this..

The bug was confirmed by BuzzFeedNews reporter Nicole Nguyen who noticed that the remote iPhone's camera is enabled if the user presses the volume down but as they might to silence the call.

After the call recipient pressed the volume-down button, footage from the iPhone 8's front-facing camera could be seen on the iPhone X — even though the call recipient using the iPhone 8 had not answered the call.

To replicate this bug simply initiate a FaceTime call to someone, swipe up, then add yourself to the call.
WARNING: Major FaceTime Bug Lets Caller See and Hear You Without You Picking Up

In a statement to BuzzFeed, an Apple spokesperson said the company is "aware of this issue and we have identified a fix that will be released in a software update later this week."

To make matters worse, we have verified that this bug works when calling a Mac as well.

Apple has temporarily disabled Group FaceTime to mitigate the bug.

We strongly advise you disable FaceTime on all your devices until the issue has been fixed.
How to Disable FaceTime on Your Mac
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WARNING: Major FaceTime Bug Lets Caller See and Hear You Without You Picking Up
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iAmMe - February 1, 2019 at 3:21am
Looks like a Samsung BS trying to scare iPhone users away to use they’re exploding phones.
jhunax - January 30, 2019 at 1:41pm
isn’t this a feature the NSA requested? 🤣
Qrius - January 31, 2019 at 6:11am
Best comment ever 🤣 cheers
HarryWilly - January 29, 2019 at 8:40pm
You still receive a FaceTime call. They’re making it seam like you’re completely unaware of the call.
td0gg111 - January 29, 2019 at 6:38pm
Bull crap doesn’t work
waheb09 - January 29, 2019 at 10:27am
Yeah whatever..
ipadguy - January 29, 2019 at 5:13am
It worked now it won’t?
vonxxx - January 29, 2019 at 5:42am
I have all phone home with new soft, but dont working this
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