How To Fix Apple's FaceTime Fustercluck

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The fix comes in the form of a new iOS update available now - iOS 12.1.4 - which corrects the bug that allowed users with the latest iOS software to initiate a call to anyone via FaceTime and immediately start hearing audio on the other person's end even before they accepted or rejected the call.

The update also had a handful of fixes for unrelated bugs in Foundation, IOKit and Live Photos in FaceTime, per Apple's security notes for iOS 12.1.4.

Apple today released a fix for a serious bug in its group FaceTime video messaging app. Cupertino blames the problem on "a logic issue.in the handling of Group FaceTime calls". The company had also disabled Group FaceTime to prevent anyone from misusing the flaw.

Apple's embarrassing FaceTime flaw, that was discovered by a school kid playing Fortnite, has finally been fixed.

In a statement to The Verge, an Apple spokesperson said: "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". It's now available to all iPhone and iPad users worldwide including Malaysia.

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Apple turned off the group-chat feature last week, after a 14-year-old boy in Tucson, Arizona, discovered the flaw.

From this menu tap Software Update and check if any updates are ready for your device.

While they were at it, Apple also slipped in two other security updates in the iOS and macOS releases for vulnerabilities they found Foundation and IOKit that could lead to code execution or privilege escalation.

To update an iPhone or iPad, head to Settings General Software Update on your iPhone or iPad and install the update.

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