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Apple FaceTime Bug Lets You to Hear Audio Before the Call is Answered

If you receive a FaceTime call, chances are that the person calling could be listening, even though you haven’t picked the call, which is scary and creepy at the same time.

Kunal Khullar | News18.com

Updated:January 29, 2019, 10:37 AM IST
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Apple FaceTime Bug Lets You to Hear Audio Before the Call is Answered
If you receive a FaceTime call, chances are that the person calling could be listening, even though you haven’t picked the call, which is scary and creepy at the same time.
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A major bug has been identified in Apple’s popular audio and video calling service FaceTime. According to a report, the bug basically goes into motion when you make a call via the FaceTime app. As soon as a person makes a call, they can immediately start hearing audio from the receiver’s end, even before the call has been accepted. Apple has said that it has noticed the issue and should be fixed via an upcoming software update.

For now, Apple has suspended Group FaceTime calling which is a probably a precautionary step before the issue is solved.

This is clearly a big privacy issue considering almost everyone with an iOS device tends to use FaceTime. While one can snoop-in on conversations, the FaceTime call does ring like it should, so it isn’t completely intrusive.

To test the issue, 9to5Mac made a FaceTime call using an iPhone X calling an iPhone XR and managed to produce the bug. They go on to say that the issue could affect any iOS device running iOS 12.1 or later and yes, one can “listen in to soundbites of any iPhone user’s ongoing conversation without them ever knowing that you could hear them.”

If you receive a FaceTime call, chances are that the person calling could be listening, even though you haven’t picked the call, which is scary and creepy at the same time. What’s worse, if a person who is receiving a FaceTime call presses the Power button from the lock screen (which should disconnect the call), their video is also sent to the caller.

As of now, there is no solution or a way to protect yourself from the issue, unless Apple shoots out a quick fix. What we can suggest is to make sure you are not having any confidential conversation when or if your FaceTime starts ringing. The other option is to disable FaceTime altogether.

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