iOS 12.1.4 Fixes FaceTime Live Photos Bug, Feature is Now Disabled for Earlier Firmware Versions

iOS 12.1.4 Fixes FaceTime Live Photos Bug, Feature is Now Disabled for Earlier Firmware Versions

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Apple has announced the discovery of another FaceTime bug, this one affecting Live Photos. The bug has been fixed in iOS 12.1.4 and the feature is now disabled for earlier firmware versions.

The company disclosed the problem and apologized once again for the eavesdropping FaceTime bug in a statement obtained by MacRumors.

Today's software update fixes the security bug in Group FaceTime. We again apologize to our customers and we thank them 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. This includes a previously unidentified vulnerability in the Live Photos feature of FaceTime. To protect customers who have not yet upgraded to the latest software, we have updated our servers to block the Live Photos feature of FaceTime for older versions of iOS and macOS.

Grant Thompson of Catalina Foothills High School and Daven Morris of Arlington, TX are listed as the people who discovered the bug. Apple says it will be compensating the Thompson family for finding the bug and will provide an additional scholarship to be put towards Thompson's education.

The iOS 12.1.4 update also fixes bugs with Foundation and IOKit. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for further updates.


iOS 12.1.4 Fixes FaceTime Live Photos Bug, Feature is Now Disabled for Earlier Firmware Versions

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