Apple has released iOS 12.1.4. It’s a patch that fixes a bug that allowed users to spy on others by activating a group FaceTime call without the user’s consent. What made this bug so serious was how trivial it was to leverage, and it forced Apple to pull the plug on the feature at the server end while it developed a fix.
Following the rollout of iOS 12.1.4, Apple will switch group FaceTime calls back on, but only for those who have applied the update. Group FaceTime will remain disabled for all iOS users running iOS 12.1.3 or earlier. So, if you like group FaceTime calls, this update is a must-have for you (and those you called).
This bug, likely the most serious to hit iPhone and iPad users, has already resulted in at least one lawsuit.
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