A few hours ago we told you that a serious security defect on Apple computers allowed to watch and listen to other users before answering the call FaceTime. After the reports (included this tweet from the founder of Twitter), the apple company recognized the error and temporarily deactivated the video call application. As we will see next, Apple could have reacted much earlier.
In the midst of anxiety over this security breach, Wall Street Journal revealed that on bug was discovered more than a week ago by a player Fortune: Royal Battle. The US release notes that the user warned Apple, but did not receive any response.
For Fortune's "mistake"
Grant Thompson is 14 years old. She is a consumer of Apple equipment, and also a Fortune player, a fashion video game. According to the report, this teenager living in Arizona, USA, found the flaw in FaceTime on January 20, almost ten days before the discovery of the breach and the measures taken by the Californian company.
"My daughter has found a security hole in the new iOS," said Grant's mother in a tweet.
Now, What "guilt" has the game of epic games? Grant created a group in FaceTime to communicate with his friends in a Fortune game. After finding the bug, the teenager and her mother tried to communicate with Apple, but they were not successful. There was even posting on Facebook (currently not available), in which the mother says that due to this discovery her daughter wants the company's products as compensation.
This error affects all computers with iOS 12.1 or later operating system. Apple is expected to announce the update with a patch for breach. Meanwhile, the manufacturer advises Disable FaceTime.