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Apple Fixes Group FaceTime Security Bug by rolling out iOS 12.1.4 Update



Last week, Apple had faced a lot of criticism for its iPhone’s FaceTime security flaw. The bug allowed users to eavesdrop on others through a Group FaceTime call, without the recipient answering the call. Apple being more concerned always about privacy, has undergone severe backlash with this security flaw. The Cupertino tech giant has immediately fixed by disabling Group FaceTime through the server end, which was apparently a temporary fix.

Well, a little while later Apple has finally released the iOS 12.1.4 update as promised to fix this FaceTime security flaw. The company has started rolling out the update starting today, and we recommend all the iPhone users (iPhone 5s and above) to update to the latest software as quickly as possible. This not only fixes the flaw but also allows you to use Group FaceTime again.

Furthermore, the release notes of the latest iOS 12.1.4 reveal that this software update indeed fixes the Group FaceTime bug alongside a new Live Photos issue on FaceTime, which has been uncovered during the thorough security audit undergone by the company before release the iOS update. Other fixes within the update include – a memory corruption issue, wherein an application was able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges as well. All the iPhone users can install the over-the-air iOS 12.1.4 update through their settings app, or they can also connect to iTunes to perform a whole new iOS 12.1.4 iOS update. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more updates.

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