Apple is facing a hard time convincing the consumers to buy an iPhone in the year 2019. Meanwhile, the Group FaceTime bug added to the difficulties. Anyways, the company is now fixing the issues with the iOS 12.1.4 update that started rolling out to all supported Apple devices today.
In case you were not aware of the bug, it allows eavesdrop on another FaceTime user just by calling them and adding themselves to a group call before the contact answered. Well, this was a massive bug in the Group FaceTime feature. Apple took the feature offline and worked to fix the bug.
Now, the bug no more exists, and the Group FaceTime is back to works. You can use the feature on iOS 12.1.4 without facing any issues. The company also made the following statement in assistance:
Today’s software update fixes the security bug in Group FaceTime. We again apologize to our customers and we thank them for their patience. 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. This includes a previously unidentified vulnerability in the Live Photos feature of FaceTime. To protect customers who have not yet upgraded to the latest software, we have updated our servers to block the Live Photos feature of FaceTime for older versions of iOS and macOS.