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iPhone Users Test FaceTime Bug That Allows Callers to Eavesdrop

2019-01-30 00:16
As Apple scrambled to fix a bug that allows iPhone owners to potentially spy on other people through FaceTime, users were putting the concerning glitch to the test. Twitter user @Mruru_88 shared a video on January 29 of her and a friend checking the flaw, which allows FaceTime callers to eavesdrop on the person they are trying to contact, even if they do not answer. The video shows @Mruru_88’s friend adding her number to the FaceTime session. After that, even though @Mruru_88 does not accept the call, she can be heard through the other device. “That is crazy,” she can be heard saying in the footage. The glitch was first reported by technology blog 9To5Mac on January 28, and is believed to affect any iOS devices running iOS 12.1 or later. Credit: @Mruru_88 via Storyful