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Be aware of this FaceTime bug on iOS devices (updated)

According to AppleInsider, an exploit allows a FaceTime Video caller to hear the audio from a recipient’s iPhone without the call even being picked up. And Apple has disabled Group FaceTime until the flaw is fixed.

Here’s how it works (though apparently Macs are safe): the caller starts a FaceTime video call with a contact. While the call is “ringing,” the caller adds themselves manually to the call by tapping Add Person then entering the phone number that the call is being made from. A Group FaceTime call is started with the caller, with the original recipient’s audio streaming before the call is accepted.

In a statement to BuzzFeed confirmed it is aware of the issue and has “identified a fix that will be released in a software update later this week.”

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.