Saturday, 16 February, 2019

How To Fix Apple's FaceTime Fustercluck

Apple pushes fix for “FacePalm,” possibly its creepiest vulnerability ever EnlargeApple
Emmett Howard | 08 February, 2019, 11:28

The bug enabled interlopers to turn an iPhone into a live microphone while using Group FaceTime.

Apple has released security updates for iOS and macOS that fix a severe bug in FaceTime that allowed callers to listen in, and potentially view, the people they were calling without the call being answered.

Apple has also recognized Grant Thompson, the 14 year old teenager who originally discovered the Group FaceTime bug and tried to report the bug to Apple. The arrival of the new version of iOS comes just two days after a pair of congressmen sent a letter (which you can read here) to CEO Tim Cook that included a list of questions they'd like him to answer in the wake of the bug. Apple plans to contribute to Thompson's college fund in addition to paying a bounty to him and his family for reporting the bug.

Apple has finally pushed out a software update that offers a permanent fix for that embarrassing FaceTime bug that was disclosed nearly two weeks ago and which resulted in an unwelcome barrage of negative publicity for a tech giant that's made privacy a centerpiece of its corporate brand. Apple was quick to disable the Group FaceTime issue within hours after it was widely publicised.

Exploiting the bug did not require any technical expertise.

NZ vs Ind 2nd T20: Hosts win toss and opt to bat
Opener Tim Seifert took the Indian bowlers to cleaners with a 43-ball 84 and visitors must have a plan to contain him on Friday. Captain Kane Williamson , experienced Ross Taylor and Colin de Grandhomme could turn out as other run-getters for the hosts.

Orioles Hall Of Famer Frank Robinson Dies At 83
His 1961 Reds team lost the Series to the Yankees in five games while his 1969 Orioles lost that World Series to the Miracle Mets. In the six years Robinson spent as an Oriole, the team went to the World Series four times, winning twice in 1966 and 1970.

LG G8 ThinQ camera tech revealed: set to rival the iPhone XS
The takeaway here is that this REAL3 image sensor provides a "secure verification system without sacrificing camera capabilities". This technology isn't new, as some cameras from the likes Huawei, OPPO, Vivo, and Xiaomi have all put ToF sensors on their backs.

Apple has released an iPhone update to fix the flaw.

On supported devices, simply open Settings - General - Software Update and follow the onscreen instructions.

Live Photos won't work unless you update your device as Apple has updated their servers to block the feature from devices not running the latest security update.

While you're there, you can choose to automatically install updates.

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