San Francisco, Feb 2 (IEBusiness) US hi-tech giant Apple has apologised for a Group FaceTime security flaw that could potentially cause users’ conversations to be eavesdropped without their knowledge.
“We have fixed the Group FaceTime security bug on Apple’s servers and we will issue a software update to re-enable the feature for users next week. We thank the Thompson family for reporting the bug. We sincerely apologise to our customers who were affected and all who were concerned about this security issue. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we complete this process,” Apple said in a statement on Friday.
The security flaw was discovered by a 14-year-old boy in Arizona while he was group FaceTiming with friends on January 19, and he happened to find that he could listen to his friend, even if the friend didn’t answer his call for live chat.