Apple Group FaceTime: Michele G Thompson wrote on Facebook that her son had discovered the mistake
An error in the FaceTime video call feature of Apple Group FaceTime, which poses a major threat to The privacy and security of the user was first discovered by a 14-year-old student in Arizona, his mother has said. In a tweet, Michele G. Thompson, a lawyer, said that her son "can listen to your iPhone / iPad without your permission".
She said she had sent the bug report to the California-based company and was waiting for an answer.
"Creepy stuff!" She tweeted .
"My son just found a big bug in Apple's new iOS that lets you hear someone else near their iPhone or iPad, so I checked it out myself several times." I could listen to my two kids without what their knowledge is possible, "said Ms. Thompson in a Facebook post.
Apple has disabled FaceTime's group calling feature until a software patch is released this week later, and people on social media reported that they already made the mistake
"We are aware of this issue and have found an update that will be released later this week in a software update," said an Apple spokesman, according to Reuters news agency.
Even Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, has 4.13 million followers in his microblogging service, I had a word of caution: "Disable FaceTime for the time being, until Apple repairs."
The error leaves users Listen and even see who they reach on iPhones, even if the other person has not answered their phone number is dialed at FaceTime, the caller can swipe from the bottom up on the screen and tap an option to a person according to the Add video demonstrations.
If the caller then enters his own number as the number of the added caller, a group call begins even though the person called did not answer. The caller can then listen to the called person and in some demonstrations, even through the camera app. Rejecting a call will break the connection.
Apple announced its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, which ended December 29, 2018, on Tuesday. The quarterly revenue was $ 84.3 billion. International sales accounted for 62 percent of quarterly sales.
"Although disappointing to miss our revenue guidance, we are managing Apple for the long term and the results for the quarter show that the underlying strength of our business is deep and wide." Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement.
With inputs from agencies