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Apple fixs Group FaceTime security flaw with the new iOS 12.1.4 update

    The Apple’s Group FaceTime was introduced just three months ago, with the iOS 12.1 update. But last week, a little boy discovered a flaw, which has now be fixed.

    Apple iOS 12.1.4 has been released for all iOS device out there, the update was released to fix Group FaceTime security flaw.

    The Apple Group FaceTime security flaw was discovered by a 14-year old boy, who was brought to the knowledge of the internet by his mother. Anyways, Apple has compensated the little boy.

    But the fix to the flaw was supposed to be unveiled last week, but Apple decided to withhold the updates for some reasons, but it is out right now.

    With this new Apple iOS 12.1.4 update, the eavesdropping bug affecting the Group FaceTime feature has been ceased and permanent solution has been restored.

    Before the updates was released, the bug allows anyone to call a phone or Mac and listen in before the other person picked up. Henceforth, forcing the other person to pick up quickly.

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    The flaw lets you add yourself to a FaceTime call before the recipient picked up, tricking FaceTime into thinking it was an active call.

    In order to curb the flaw, and wait for the security patch update, Apple insisted on disabling Group FaceTime feature on the server side, and promoted to ask everyone to do the same.

    How to update your iOS device

    To download the iOS 12.1.4 update on your Smartphone, you must understand it is compatible with all the iPhone and iPad models running iOS 12.

    To get started with the download, go to Settings > General > Software Update and then follow the on-screen instructions.

    To ensure that you are actually safe, your device should be using a Wi-Fi connection to download the over-the-air update.

    And you must back up your data, and ensuring your device has over 50 percent of charge or connected to a power source before beginning the update process. Many updates has been conducted, but at the end, something bad happens.