A bug in iOS FaceTime may allow others to spy on you.

A bug in iOS FaceTime may allow others to spy on you.

January 29, 2019 Off By TechAunt

Chicago artist Benji Mobb demonstrated it in a tweet and Word of the bug started spreading.

The bug relies on FaceTime’s group call system. The bug seems to trick the recipient’s phone into thinking a group call is already ongoing without them actually accepting the call. But in this stage only Mic is active ; If the recipient presses the volume down button or the power button to try to silence or dismiss the call, their camera turns on as well.

The dangerous part is though the recipient’s phone display continues showing the incoming call screen, their microphone/camera are streaming.

Spokesperson of Apple Said “We’re aware of this issue and we have identified a fix that will be released in a software update later this week.” And for now they had disabled the feature.