If you have an Apple device with FaceTime, you may want to disable it.
On Monday, tech blogs reported that a bug allows some users to listen in on people they called via FaceTime without the person picking up. Some users said they were able see through the front-facing camera of the person they were calling.
According to CNN, Apple said Monday night that it has identified the problem and will release a fix in a software update later this week.
The bug reportedly occurs on iPhones and iPads running iOS 12.1, and Apple PCs running macOS Mojave.
Until Apple releases the fix, CNN said you can disable the feature by doing the following:
"On an iPhone or iPad, go to Settings -> FaceTime, and toggle off the green button at the top of the screen. To turn it off on a Mac, open the FaceTime app and go to FaceTime on top of the screen, then select 'Turn FaceTime Off.'"
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I just tested the FaceTime bug with @juliacarriew. It’s real. You can call someone on FaceTime and listen to their phone’s mic if they don’t pick up. In some cases, you can even observe them through the camera without their knowledge. You can go to settings and turn off FaceTime. pic.twitter.com/WmMWjRwWrt— Sam Levin (@SamTLevin) January 29, 2019
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